The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1853

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p.2 Serious Accident - On Saturday as the steamer City of Hamilton was nearing Brown's Wharf, she was driven, by the violence of the gale, against the pier, snapping the chain attached to the fender. The fender struck one of the byestanders on the arm, knocking him down, and otherwise so injuring his head that he had to be carried to the Hospital. He is now so far recovered as to be removed to his friends. He narrowly escaped with his life. Captain Gordon who was on deck called out distinctly to all to keep clear of the boat. We understand both from captains of boats and the wharfingers that persons on being warned of the danger in rushing off boats on the arrival at the wharves, give in return for their friendly hints and warning, abuse and opprobious epithets. [Toronto Leader]

Gale on Lake Erie - Numerous Wrecks and Loss of Life - A severe gale occurred on Lake Erie on the 19th inst., and numerous disasters are reported.

The schooner Andes beached at Cleveland. The crew were saved, but the cargo of corn was badly damaged. The vessel will be saved.

The propeller Ohio put into Tonawanda , with 5 feet of water in her hold, having sprung a leak.

The schooner Ellington, loaded with railroad iron, sunk near Sandusky.

The steamer Northern Indiana passed a vessel, name unknown, sunk at the mouth of Toledo River.

Other boats also report seeing vessels capsized on the Lake, and their crews supposed to be lost.

No disasters have occurred at Buffalo. A fishing vessel was capsized a mile from Cleveland harbor. Wm. Kelly, the owner, and two others were lost.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 27, 1853