The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1862

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p.2 Waterspout - Capt. E.P. Dorr informs us that Capt. Kennon, of the schooner Anna C. Raynor, reports that on his down trip to Buffalo he saw, about 80 miles this side of Point au Pelee, a black bark enveloped by a waterspout, which carried away most of her canvas, topmast, topgallantmast, and foreyard. There was a heavy sea on. The waterspout was funnel-shaped, looked to be about 80 feet in diameter, and was about 30 feet from the water when it struck the bark's rigging. [Buffalo Commercial Advertiser]

p.3 The Lockport Union of last Tuesday evening says:- "This morning a ship's crew of nine men came to the house of Alfred Van Waggoner, in Somerset, having been shipwrecked on the Lake during the night previous. They were on the schooner Zepherine of Kingston, C.W. She was bound for Kingston with a cargo of 7,000 bushels of wheat. She foundered at sea and sunk nearly opposite Somerset, and the crew escaped in a small boat. They were nearly worn out with fatigue. Her Captain is J.H. Miller."

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Sept. 9, 1862