The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, NY), April 20, 1831

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We learn from the Buffalo Republican of the 16th inst. that the immense body of water in front of that town, is still covered with ice as far as the eye can reach. The present mild weather will probably remove it in a few days and open to us again the channel of commerce, and enliven our wharves with the bustle and hum of business. We learn from Sandusky, that eleven vessels had cleared from that port up to the 4th inst., and four had arrived. The weather on the lakes has been recently very tempestuous, causing several disasters to vessels navigating it.

The York Courier contains an account of a most terrific gale on Lake Ontario, exceeding in violence any ever witnessed from that place. The schooner Prescott, laden with upwards of five thousand bushels of wheat in bulk, with a crew of five men besides the captain and four or five passengers was shipwrecked - 3 lives were lost. The survivors were relieved by Captain Richardson of the steamer Canada.

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Rochester Daily Advertiser (Rochester, NY), April 20, 1831