The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1854

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p.2 From the Buffalo Commercial of Friday evening

On A Reef - The propeller Westmoreland, bound for this port, ran on the reef last night near Windmill Point. She is now lighting off, and will be but very little damaged.

Raised - The propeller Illinois, which was sunk a few days since at Chicago, has been raised, and taken into dry dock there for repairs.

The cargo, or the greater part of it, of the propeller Illinois, will be brought to this port by the propeller Dunkirk.

Propeller Oliver Cromwell - This propeller, which was recently run into and sunk near Point au Pelee, arrived here this morning. After discharging 5,000 bushels wet wheat and a few bales hemp, the remnant of her cargo, she will go into Bidwell & Banta's dry dock to complete her repairs. She is not very materially damaged. Her cargo was originally consigned to parties in Kingston, C.W., and was not insured. She put off, after she was raised, about 6,000 bushels wheat at Malden.

Marine Disasters - The gale on Tuesday night last created quite a commotion among the shipping on Lake Huron.

The schooner C.P. Williams came into the river with her foremast head, fore and topmasts and jibboom carried away and her mainsail split.

The schooner Melrose lost her foresail; the schooner Tuscela her mainsail, and the schooner Susquehannah came in minus both fore and mainsails.

The schooner Mansfield lost her fore yard.

The brig David Ferguson, bound up, and the schooner Grand Turk, bound down, came in collision in the rapids just below the lighthouse. The former was swept clear of plankshear staunchions and rail from her fore rigging forward; the latter lost her jib-boom and cutwater.

The sloop Isaac Ross, in drifting down the river on Thursday morning, fell athwart the bows of the scow Trenton, stove a hole in her side, and was hauled toward shore, where she sunk in 10 feet water. [Pt. Huron Com. 23d]

The Weather - Yesterday the most severe storm of the season was experienced. The wind was from the South, a powerful gale, accompanied by a drizzling rain. It is to be feared that we shall hear in a day or two of disasters on the Lakes.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 4, 1854