The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1855

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p.2 The Banner states that Capt. Harrison's new steamer Europa, fitting out at Hamilton, will be ready for service in about two weeks.

Phenomenon - The Picton Gazette of Wednesday says:- "A most extraordinary phenomenon was visible on the shores of this county on last Wednesday, the water having receded to a considerable distance without any assignable cause. In this harbor it fell nearly 3 feet and has not yet recovered its usual level. At Wellington, it fell between four and five feet, and although it returned after a few minutes, it is not yet within two feet of its former level. At South Bay, it receded forty-nine paces from the shore, and is still low.

In cases of earthquake, even where the convulsion occurs at a considerable distance, large bodies of water are often affected; but then the reflux invariably carries the water beyond its customary bounds. In this instance the reflux was gradual, and only partial, showing the detention or escape of the water at some other place. The matter is to us as yet inexplicable, if it has not been occasioned by the hurricane which burst over Niagara."

Quite an exciting riot occurred amongst the sailors in Buffalo on Tuesday morning last, in consequence of the employers and vessel owners not agreeing to give a dollar a day. Mayor Cook and a small posse of men attempted to arrest the ringleaders but were unsuccessful. Arrangements have been made for preventing a repetition of the outrage.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), April 30, 1855