The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Dec. 28, 1843

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p.2 Disasters On Lake Erie In 1843 - There, we learn from the Buffalo Commercial, were fourteen ships, brigs, and schooners, one propeller, and one ordinary steamer, lost in part or whole, or much damaged in hull and cargo. The loss in life was two captains and ten men. The people of the United States bordering on the Lakes, finding that their Government has neglected, as yet, the construction of harbours, so necessary for the safe navigation of the Lakes, have determined to prosecute the improvements at their own expense. Considering, indeed, the amount and value of the trade carried on by our neighbours in these waters, it is only surprising that they have so long delayed so important a matter. The destruction of life and property from the want of good harbours on the American side of the Lakes has been immense, and in the fall of 1842 alone about one sixth of the vessels then on the Lakes was lost, and more than one hundred persons perished on board of them.

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Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), Dec. 28, 1843