The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1856

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p.2 Terrible Gale On the Lake - The Rochester Union of Saturday says: The most sudden and terrible gale of the season swept over Lake Ontario last night, and did no doubt, considerable damage to the shipping. The Steamer Islander (sic) was out during the whole of it and sustained some damage to her upper works. She left Cobourg about 9 o'clock last evening to cross to this port; when out about one hour from port the squal arose very suddenly from the southwest and for a few hours blew with tremendous power. The sea rose rapidly and soon began to pound the steamer severely, she being in the trough of the sea. Capt. McBride, having the utmost confidence in his vessel, kept her on her course. The sea carried away some thirty or forty feet of her bulwarks clean to the main deck, but did no other damage. Some horses and sheep which were on the main deck were saved from going overboard by being removed aft soon after the gale came on. The poor animals were much alarmed, they were almost paralyzed through fear. The Highlander got in this morning, without losing any freight, discharged and returned again. The hull received no damage whatever. The upper works are light and can be replaced while the steamer is on her trips."

-bill to protect lake shores introduced. [Niagara Mail]

Emerson's Windlass For Shipping - [Boston Atlas]

Imports - 30th - Scow Tom Thumb, Oswego - 50 bbls salt, J. Doyle & Co.

Str Bowmanville, Montreal - 8 kegs nails, 970 bars iron, Fraser & George.

Str Bay State, Oswego - 36 bbls apples, M. Webster; 10 bbls cider, D. Good; 2 bxs plants, George Ward; 2 work benches, 1 bureau, E. Finnigan.

Str Napier, Cape Vincent - (mixed cargo)

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 31, 1856