The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1855

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p.2 Gale On Lake Michigan - The Chicago Tribune of Wednesday morning brings an account of quite a severe gale which sprang up on Monday night, and continued throughout the following day. It says:-

"At dark the following vessels were anchored outside the harbor, being unable to get into the river, viz: Barques Norman, Great West, Grace Greenwood, Sturgis, L. Crawford, Chieftain and Ocean Wave; brigs Arabia, Julia Dean, Harmon, Alert, and the British brig Northumberland; schooner Robinson, Twin Sisters, Levant, Julia Smith, and George Steele. Probably many of these vessels were gotten inside before this morning as the steam tugs were busily engaged in towing them in.

The brig Harmon had signals of distress flying, and she is reported in a leaking condition. Probably others are in the same condition.

The schooner Julia Dean had her jib-boom broken and some of her sails badly torn.

A propeller was anchored some distance out, apparently in a disabled condition, but we could not make out her name.

We have heard of no disasters thus far, (bottom two lines missing)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 10, 1855