The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1852

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We are indebted to the Office of the Grand Trunk Telegraph Company for the following list of disasters by the late gale on Lake Erie: -

Propeller Princeton, lost

Oneida, capsized

Samson, lost

Steamer Empire State, aground

Globe, lost smokepipes

Schooner Sam Ward, lost

Abigail, ashore

Marengo, beached

Arkansas, ashore

Rip Van Winkle, ashore

Somerset, sunk

Gold Hunter, ashore

Twin Brothers, ashore

Twelve vessels ashore in the Ohio River

Schooner Eagle, ashore

Sovereign, ashore

Lady Bagot, ashore

Governor, ashore

Aerial, ashore

Hamlet, ashore

D. Newell, ashore

Sea Gull, ashore

Brig Powhatan, ashore

Propeller Ohio, ashore

Thirty vessels in Grand River more or less damaged.

Schooner Sarah J. Easton, ashore

Storm, sunk

Constellation, dismasted

Jenny, dashed to pieces

All-Vernon, injured

Among the injured are brigs Mohican, Burns, Preble, Oleander, Boston, America and Venice; barques Canada and Utica, schooners Canton, J.G. King, Pathfinder, Home, Venice, Hope, Miranda, Pratt, Dawn, Manitou and Congress.

Sault Ste. Marie Canal - We are happy to learn, that the Government have at length, yielded to the pressure from without, agreed to construct the Sault Canal as a Provincial work. [Globe]

Distressing Accident - On Saturday morning, after the first storm had abated in violence, the steamer Mohawk, Capt. Hollowood, fired up with the intention of running from Grand River harbor, C.W., where she then lay, to Port Stanley. The chief engineer sent the second engineer, whose name we could not learn, to grease some portion of the machinery near the wheel. The second engineer accordingly got into the box in which the wheel revolves and was engaged in performing the task, when the mate gave orders to give the wheels a turn ahead. He was ignorant that the second engineer was in the wheel at the time, and the first engineer, also forgetting the unfortunate man's position, obeyed the order of the mate, and set the machinery in motion. The poor fellow was of course whirled round with the wheel and terribly mangled. His screams were heard and the machinery instantly stopped. When released from his horrible position, he was found to have sustained dreadful injuries, his head being much cut, his face beaten up, and his legs broken and mangled. He was removed on shore for immediate medical assistance, but died after two hours suffering. [Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

United States papers furnish the melancholy intelligence that the steamer Powhattan is supposed to have foundered during the recent storm on Lake Erie, and that all on board perished. Her books and papers have been washed ashore, but no other vestiges of the vessel have been seen. Several sailing vessels are reported to be ashore, and greatly damaged at different places and is feared that many others which encountered the gale will never again be heard from.

Nov. 22, 1852


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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 20, 1852