The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1864

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p.2 A Squall on the Lake - A severe and sudden squall sprung up on the lake about two o'clock yesterday afternoon, which lasted about fifteen or twenty minutes, in which several craft were rather roughly handled. The schooner Two Brothers, on her way to Kingston, when abreast of Long Point, was struck by the squall, which blew from the south, losing her topsail, mainsail, and foresail, which were blown almost to shreds. Had the wind not suddenly changed to the southwest, she must have been blown ashore. The schooner Acorn also lost her foretopgallant sail, but being in a more southerly direction, she was enabled to lower her canvas; the Two Brothers, being only two miles off the shore, had no chance of doing so. The Jessie passed through the same gale, between the lighthouse and the Ducks, without damage. Five or six vessels were known to have encountered the squall, but we have not been able to learn any further particulars.

p.3 Imports - 26th - Schr Imogene, Oswego, P Harty, 100 bags corn meal; M Morrison, 150 bags corn meal; T Henderson & Co, 502 bags corn meal.

Str Passport, Montreal, W Ferguson & Co., 1 case British goods.

Schr M.F. Merrick, Chicago, E Berry & Co, 19,941 bus wheat.

Str Bay State, Lewiston, J Stevenson, 39 bbls apples; G Granger, 4 bbls fruit, 1 bx; Mrs Tremere, 11 bbls apples; D Cline, 4 crts tomatoes, 1 bbl melons; D Flynn, 7 crts peaches; J Freeman, 16 crts fruit, 1 bx fowls; R Carson, 4 horses; J Swift, 1 coil rope; G Milleraveson, 1 paper pkg; C Heath, 3 bbls fruit, 1 bg onions.

Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Bark Southampton, Bay City, Calvin & Breck, 2000 ft oak timber, 34 pcs pine spars.

Schr Two Brothers, Cleveland, Glassford & Jones, 8,170 bus wheat.

24th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque, Pass and baggage.

25th - Prop Empress, Ottawa, 50,000 shingles, 50 bush oats, -- Andrews.

Str Passport, Montreal, genl cargo.

Barque Prince, Saugeen, 280 pcs timber, Calvin & Breck.

Str America, Montreal, genl cargo.

Sch Starlight, Dalhousie, 16,000 stays, Calvin & Breck.

26th - Sch Jessie, Port Dalhousie, 15,000 bush wheat, Glassford & Jones.

26th - Schr M.L. Breck, Dealtown, 10,000 ft oak timber, Calvin & Breck.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, genl cargo.

Str Champion, Hamilton, general cargo.

Schr Seagull, 19,000 staves, Calvin & Breck.

Schr Gold Hunter, Port Sarnia, 2893 pipe staves, Calvin & Breck.

Str City of Ottawa, general cargo.

Schr Almeida, Toronto, 13,000 staves, Calvin & Breck.

Clearances - 24th - Sch Coquette, Toronto, 115 cords wood.

Barge Portland, Montreal, 11,857 bus wheat, G Chaffey & Bro.

Schr Royal Albert, Toronto.

Str Kingston, Hamilton, genl cargo.

25th - Str Grecian, Montreal, genl cargo.

Schr Marie, Toronto, 24 toise stone.

Brig Liverpool, Hamilton.

Str Huron, Montreal, genl cargo.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Aug. 26, 1864