The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1855

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p.2 The tugboat Schuyler has been sold to Messrs. Bogart & Cummings, of Belleville, C.W., for $3,500, and will hereafter be used as a tow boat in the Bay of Quinte.

A Phenomenon similar to that which occurred in this neighborhood (Picton) and on other parts of Lake Ontario, on Wednesday, 18th inst., took place on Lake Huron at the same time. The Owen Sound Comet says that in that bay the water rose about nine feet and immediately fell 10 feet below its usual level, so much that the bottom of the bay was dry enough to allow a man to cross to the Indian village. The Owen Sound Times says:- "Vessels were broken from their moorings, some piers of the wharf were displaced, and the ice broken into flakes, was carried over the banks of the river, and all over the marsh, and across the improvements of Water street, part of which - from lot No. 37 to Boyd's mill - has been carried away. Twenty-one houses and barns on the lake shore line have been either unroofed or blown down, but happily, so far as we know, no lives were lost. Some of the hail-stones picked up there measured from four to five inches in circumference." [Picton Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 9, 1855