The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 5 Aug 1866

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HOW TO JUDGE WEATHER BY THE SKY - The color of the sky, at particular times, provides wonderfully good guidance. Not only sunset presages fair weather, but there are other tints that speak with equal clearness and accuracy. A bright yellow sky in the evening indicates wind; a pale yellow, wet; a natural grey color constitutes a favorable sign in the evening and an unfavorable one in the morning. They (clouds) are full of meaning in themselves. If their forms are soft, underlined, and feathery, the weather will be fine; if the edges are hard, sharp and definite, it will be foul. Generally speaking, any deep, unusual hues betoken wind and rain, while the more quiet and delicate tints bespeak fine weather. Simple though these maxims are, the British Board of Trade has thought fit to publish them for the use of sea-faring men. - [Thompson's Coast Pilot.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 5 Aug 1866