The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 8, 1866

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p.2 Imports - 7.

The Gale of Today - A heavy gale from the south has been steadily blowing here since shortly after ten this morning. At half-past ten the gale was at its height, when it became necessary to give additional security to vessels which happened to be in exposed positions along the dock. A couple of schooner-rigged scows rode out the worst of the gale at anchor in the upper part of the harbor, and during one of the very brief lulls sailed into port. Several small row boats were caught in the gale, the waves rising eventually to such a height that fears were entertained for their safety. But they all managed to weather the storm. One boat particularly, that of a fisherman named Charbonneau, who lives on St. John's Island, was struck by the gale when passing Cedar Island. The owner and two other fishermen were aboard, having a cargo of fish, and grain in bags. They had great difficulty in reaching the harbor, and in doing so showed that they fully understood how to manage their little craft, which was watched by numbers of persons stationed at various places along the dock. Finally they ran into the slip at the fish market, where a crowd of people had gathered to receive them. Heavy showers of rain began to fall about eleven, and continued at intervals nearly all the afternoon, the gale also keeping up its dismal accompaniment. The gale and the rain both ceased shortly before four.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Dec. 8, 1866