The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Apr, 1872

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Captain Jones, of Stonington, is responsible for the following: On his passage from New York a few years ago, he observed one summer afternoon, a heavy cloud arise from the land and, to his great surprise, approach the vessel. Suddenly it broke near him and covered the deck with millions of mosquitoes, while part of the flock went through the mainsail, leaving nothing behind but the bolt-ropes hanging idly to the spars. Corroborative evidence to this astonishing tale was found in the person of a "down-east skipper," who heard the story, and who, on comparing dates with the narrator, declared that two days afterward he was boarded by the same flock of mosquitoes, and they were all wearing canvas breeches. - [N. H. Register.

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 14 Apr, 1872