The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1877

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p.3 Marine Notes

Another Gale - A severe gale blew on the lake from the west on Saturday night and Sunday morning, which caused some damage. Early on Sunday morning the water in the harbour was quite white with the breakers, and anchorage was difficult of access. The Oswego fleet was blown down the lake, it being impossible to make that harbour. The following damage is reported: In the harbour the Marie Annette backed into the schooner Marysburg, having dragged her anchor, carrying away the latter's jibboom, and causing some other damage. The schooner W.H. Oades arrived without her mainmast, it having gone over at Thirty Mile Point. She was bound for Oswego. The schooner Amaranth ran back with her sail badly torn, and the Starling had her main and foresails rendered completely useless. Reports have been received of several other vessels having their sails damaged, but not seriously. The schooner Tradewind arrived with her jibboom out of order,or, as one of the captains informed our reporter, with her nose in the air, as if she was too proud to sail. The tug Active dragged her anchor in the harbour, but sustained no damage.

The schooner J. Stevenson, anchored in South Bay, dragged her anchors and was running on the point. She slipped the anchors and ran for Garden Island, where anchors and chains were procured to assist in recovering the other.

Laid Up - The near approach of the close of the season has led a considerable number of vessels to be laid up. The following have been laid up in Kingston harbour: schrs. Erie Belle, Arabia, Annandale, Dundas, Brooklyn, Jessie H. Breck, Agnes, Governor, New Dominion of Port Rowan, and Richardson; steamers Spartan, Algerian, Corsican, Magnet, D.C. West; tugs Wren and Flight. Several barges have also been towed below the bridge for the winter.

The ship Garden Island, as we mentioned on Saturday, made a magnificent trip to the old country, having, we are informed, reached London in twenty days from Quebec, with a very valuable cargo. She has proved herself a very fast sailer; and is a great credit to Messrs. Calvin & Breck, her builders and owners. Ner next voyage will be to either New York or Baltimore.

Mr. Calvin's private yacht Ariel towed the schooner Jessie H. Breck across to Garden Island this forenoon. The little boat is of great power, although only 26 feet long.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 19, 1877