The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1864

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p.2 The gale on Thursday week was exceedingly severe on the western lakes, and was attended on Lake Huron with some damage to shipping. The bark Merrimac had sails lost and split, and some running and standing gear carried away. The schooner John Kursby lost foresail and foreboom. The schooner Alvin Bronson lost an anchor and chain; the schooner Czar lost big anchor and 60 fathoms of chain; the schooner William Fisk lost big anchor; and the barge Tawas lost both anchors. The bark Western Metropolis and the James Newagh were wrecked and have gone to pieces. The following vessels also sustained damage:- Schooners White Cloud, Dick Somers, Resolute, B.F. Davy (forestaysail and jib), Cornelia, Plover, and the barques Favorite and Sunshine.

p.3 Imports - 14th - Str Pierrepont, Cape Vincent, (mixed cargo)

Str Ontario, Ogdensburgh, L N Nye, 50 bbls apples.

Str Banshee, Montreal, McNee & Waddell, 1 ble British goods; W Ferguson & Co, 1 cse British goods; S Muckleston, 99 bxs Canada plate.

12th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque, gen cargo.

13th - Barque Alexander, Kingsville, 188 pcs square oak, Calvin & Breck.

Prop Ranger, Montreal, gen cargo.

Str Banshee, Montreal, do.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville, do.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, do.

Str Ottawa, Montreal, 4 cases soap, J C & Co; 5 brls whisky, W R McRae; 41 pkgs mdze, V Ockley.

Str Kingston, Hamilton, gen cargo.

Str City of Ottawa, Ottawa, do.

Tug Mink and 3 barges, and 230,310 ft lumber, Bedford Mills, Chaffey & Co.

Str Bay State, Rochester, Pratt & Letchworth, 9 bxs h ware, 1 bale moss; J Knowlton, 7 bbls apples, 2 bxs chesnuts; H, 10 bbls fruit.

Str Bristol, Chicago, J Wilson, 9 pkgs iron 4 pkgs wood work; G Chaffey & Bros, 4032 bush wheat.

Str Ottawa, Montreal, E Berry & Co, 1 case.

Schr Lafayette Cook, Toledo, Calvin & Breck, 8000 ft walnut timber.

Clearances - 12th - Str Gazelle, Gananoque, general cargo.

Str Bay of Quinte, Belleville, do.

13th - Barque Alexander, Chatham.

Prop Bristol, Montreal.

Str Bytown, Ottawa, general cargo.

Prop Ranger, Hamilton, do.

Schr Theresa, Port Dalhousie.

Schr St. Andrews, Wallaceburgh.

Schr Helen, Toronto, 1,000 ? tons sandstone, 50 cords wood.

Schr W.H. Merritt, Goderich, general cargo.

Schr Free Trader, Picton, do.

Schr Feu Follet, Toronto, 80 cords wood.

Schr Sardinia, Toronto, 25 toise stone.

Str Banshee, Toronto, general cargo.

14th - Str Ottawa, Hamilton.

Barge Matilda, Montreal, 18,632 bus wheat flour, from Chaffey & Bros.

Barge Harvest, Montreal, 10,408 bush wheat, 17 bbls ashes, 720 grind stones, 93 bags flour, from Chaffey & Bros.

Str Kingston, Montreal, gen cargo.

Str City of Ottawa, Ottawa, gen cargo.

Tug Advance, Montreal, and two barges in tow.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Oct. 14, 1864