The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1857

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p.2 Ontario & St. Lawrence Company steamers New York and Bay State laid up. [Ogdensburg Journal]

Sporting Extraordinary - str. City of Cleveland ran into flock of ducks.

p.3 The Gale - The gale of Thursday was the severest of the season, and we are afraid that much damage has been done to the shipping on the lakes. The North pier at the foot of Huron street is very nearly a perfect wreck, the sea having riddled it, tearing up planks and timbers the entire length, and smashing up some fifteen feet of the outer end. A large warehouse at the head of the pier was demolished and sixty barrels of fish, a large number of boxes of glass, with lot of chairs, etc., swept away. Yesterday morning the beach was covered with the fragments. Mr. Bilty informs us that as soon as the sea goes down, the pier will be repaired, and the warehouse rebuilt.

The brig Minnesota, of Detroit, from Chicago, bound down and light, finding she could not stand the sea, undertook to come into the mouth of the river about 9 o'clock in the evening. There was no light on the pier, and the brig went ashore just to the northward of it, and now lies high and dry in the sand, so that persons can go all about her. She lies easy and will suffer very little damage.

The schooner John P. Hale drifted up the Kidnekinck creek, to the Lake Shore R.R. track, where she is aground. The engine of the night train of Thursday struck her as it came in, doing some little damage.

Yesterday morning the schooner White Cloud, of Green Bay, came in, having thrown overboard a part of her deckload - about 30,000 feet of lumber. She reports a fearful sea on. She was in company with the Junietta Patten, which was also obliged to throw over her entire deck load. [Milwaukee American Oct. 17th]

-str. Reindeer lost on Lake Michigan - 20 lives lost.

Imports - 23.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 24, 1857