THE GALE ON LAKE ERIE
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
Steamer Empire State, aground
Globe, lost smokepipes
Schooner Sam Ward, lost
Rip Van Winkle, ashore
Gold Hunter, ashore
Twin Brothers, ashore
Twelve vessels ashore in the Ohio River
Schooner Eagle, ashore
Lady Bagot, 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
Jenny, dashed to pieces
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