The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1861

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p.2 sch. Orion, Capt. Thomas Zealand, round trip Hamilton-Oswego in 60 hours.

p.3 The Storm of Friday - The Prescott Telegraph of Tuesday says:-

On Friday night the 20th inst., a tremendous gale of wind came on from the northeast, accompanied with rain. A large raft of timber, in tow of the William, when a short distance east of Brockville, was broken up, the coupling chains, of very heavy make, snapping like pipestems; and the timber was driven before the wind and scattered along the river for several miles. It was with difficulty that the raftsmen were rescued from their perilous situation. The raft belonged to Messrs. Farmer, Deede & De Blaquiere. It had been made up at Port Rowan, and was wrecked on coming through Lake Erie, and again on Lake Ontario; this being the third disaster which has befallen it since it commenced its voyage to Quebec. Verily lumbering is a hazardous business. It is expected that the timber will be again recovered.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 26, 1861