The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1877

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p.2 Great Storm On Lake Michigan - Damage to Shipping - Chicago, Nov. 6th - A storm on Lake Michigan yesterday was one of the most disastrous known for many years. At least 50 vessels have come into port here anchored off the city, all completely dismantled, several sinking.

p.3 Yachting - The Leader says that Mr. Cuthbert, the builder of the yacht Countess of Dufferin, has in process of construction at Cobourg a schooner yacht of 130 tons which is expected to visit New York next spring to compete for the America's Cup. It is to be hoped that the new craft will prove more successful than the Countess.

Marine Notes

So far as we have heard there are no damages reported as having occurred through yesterday's storm, except on Lake Michigan, which is reported elsewhere.

On Tuesday last the sailors at Milwaukee organized a strike for an advance of wages to $2 per day. They visited several vessels and took off their crews. All the vessels which got loaded sailed in the evening, and we presume Jack was successful.

The schr. Picton, which sustained injuries by being driven ashore near Presqu' Isle this fall, will be thoroughly overhauled during the winter and put in first-class trim. Arrangements are also about completed for a thorough refitting of the str. New York, at Redmond's shipyard. She will be hauled out at the close of the season, her hull put in first-class condition, and her upper works carefully overhauled. In addition to these improvements she will be provided with a new boiler, which will give her greatly increased speed. Indeed her owner signifies his intention of making her the fastest vessel on the Bay route, as well as making her the most comfortable and convenient. [Picton Gazette]

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 6, 1877