The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1852

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p.2 The Lost & The Living - The fearful November storm which swept over the chain of Western Lakes brought sorrow and desolation to many a domestic hearth. The total number of lives lost will probably exceed sixty, most of them suddenly engulfed in the surging waters. On Lake Erie one vessel is known to have gone down, and not one survivor to tell the name or sad tale of shipwreck; and a propeller, full freighted and carrying twenty-five or thirty persons, has strewn the shore with fragments of her wreck, but not a living soul survives to relate the cause and manner of her going down. It is probable, however, that the Oneida was overladen, or that some of her machinery gave way during the war of wind and waves. We learn thee Oneida took on 3,500 bbls. of flour which filled her hold and some tiers deep on part of her main deck, and at the railroad depot received additional freight, beef and hams, in tierces. She was loaded nearly to her guards, and may have foundered in consequence. The floating ashore of the small boat with the books and papers of the vessel lashed to it, shows that there was a protracted struggle for life.

The blow falls heavily in Cleveland and Ohio city. Capt. Rich formerly resided in Ohio city, but his wife and four small children are in Massachusetts. The first mate, Mr. Holgate, aged 30, resided in Ohio city. An aged mother, her only son, the staff of her declining years, a wife and two children, and two sisters, one of them in feeble health and dependant on the brother, now mourn the loved and the lost. Mr. Williams, the second mate, has left a wife and child in this city. Mr. Sherwood, the clerk, also of Cleveland, a disconsolate wife. The steward a wife and child in Cleveland. Mr. Loss, one of the hands, aged about 28, leaves a widowed mother in Ohio city. [Cleveland Herald]

New Bay Steamer - The St. Helens, a recent purchase for the Bay of Quinte, arrived at Kingston yesterday from Montreal, with one hundred tons of goods aboard. She landed part of her cargo at Miller's Wharf and proceeded up the Bay with the rest. The St. Helens is owned by Capt. Bonter and several gentlemen in Montreal. [Whig]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 27, 1852