The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Feb. 1828, page 3

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BUFFALO, Jan. 29

A Gale, unexampled in violence, since the recollection of the oldest inhabitants, was experienced at this place, on Sunday night and Monday morning last, which did considerable damage to property on the flats, and in the warehouses. The vessels in our harbour were driven from their moorings, and several canal boats are left high and dry. The extent of loss in the warehouses is not very great, owing to the small quantity of goods usually remaining in store over winter. Messrs. Curtiss & Root, we understand, will lose about 50 barrels of salt, and the different houses have sustained more or less damage in pot and pearl ashes, and other kinds of property. The schrs. Commerce and Superior, are ashore on the south side of the creek, together with the Steam boat Superior, but will be got off with little trouble. The La Fayette Packet lies in Messrs Curtiss & Root's slip, wedged in by the ice. The Pier, which forms the southern entrance to the harbour, has received some damage, but to what extent cannot yet be determined, owing to the continued breach of the waves over it. On this occasion, it is said by those competent to judge, that the water rose twenty one inches higher than before known since 1811. The consequence was that the lower village was entirely inundated.

At Black Rock, the steam-boats and other craft broke loose from their fastenings. We have not learnt the extent of damage experienced. In our next, we shall be able to give additional particulars.--Journal.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 14 Feb. 1828, page 3