The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 13 Nov. 1828, page 2

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White-fish.--It is said that the fisheries on Grosse Isle have not been so productive as usual, in consequence of the mildness of the season. At Hog Island and Presque Isle, the fishermen have been more successful, and we have heard that more than 100 barrels were taken at one fishery in twenty four hours.


Buffalo, Oct. 28

Damage by the late Gale.--We have obtained the following facts, in relation to the damage done by the gale of the 13th inst. and lay them before the public as authentic.

Schr. Louisa Jenkins, went ashore at Grand River; the vessel was got off without damage. The cargo owned principally at Cincinnati, was damaged about $1000, no ensurance.

Schr. Columbus, went ashore at the same place, filled and lost a small part of her cargo, consisting of provision--The vessel was considerably injured, no ensurance.

Schr. Young Lion, went ashore, at Otter Creek, U. Canada--ensured, and will be got off with little or no damage. Has since arrived in port.

Schr. Susan, British vessel, ashore at the same place; will be got off with trifling damage.

The Schr. Lady Washington, with a cargo valued at 10 or 15,000 dollars, was wrecked on the 16th inst., off Surgeon Point. She struck a reef, was got off, and finally sunk in 18 feet water--crew all safe. The cargo composed of salt and dry goods, owned by merchants at Erie, and in the interior, was principally stowed in the hold, and will probably be wholly ruined--no ensurance. The vessel said to be old and unseaworthy.

The above is all the damage that has been heard of. many of the vessels out during the gale, had left our harbor the day before is commenced, and took shelter under Point Abino.

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 13 Nov. 1828, page 2