The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1867

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p.2 Ice In Lake Erie - Suffering of the Seamen

Buffalo, Sunday, May 12th - The southern portion of the bay is still blocked with ice. Several vessels are icebound outside, and the crews are suffering for the want of provisions. Two of the crew of the bark Worralite came in over the ice this morning, carrying planks for safety. They report that the crew of the Worralite have been living for the past seven days on one biscuit a day to each person. The crew of the bark Northwest have been living on boiled corn for two days past. Two of the crew of the schooner Cornelia also came in this morning, and reported her cargo of corn heated and rapidly spoiling. Mr. Winslow, of the firm of Winslow & Co., immediately dispatched a tug with lifeboats, provisions, etc., to the suffering vessels. Two tugs also left to assist the Cornelia. The vessels will all be released from the ice tomorrow if the weather is favorable.

Forty vessels left here this morning for the lower channel.

Arrivals - 14,15; Departures - 13-15.

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Rick Neilson
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Daily News (Kingston, ON), May 15, 1867