The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 23, 1842

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Gale On Lake Ontario - On Friday last the wind hauled suddenly from the south to the north and north east, and "piped up" as we seldom have seen it on this coast. A fleet of schooners were on their way down from the Welland Canal to Oswego and Kingston when they met the gale. The schooners Independence and Frontier made the harbor of Sodus before nightfall, but the schooners Detroit, of Cleveland, Thomas Hart and Hannah, of Oswego, were not so fortunate - the latter carried away her mainmast and rode out the blow at anchor about a mile above Sodus. The Detroit and Thomas Hart were driven ashore near the piers at Sodus in attempting to get into the harbor. On board the Detroit was 2200 bushels of wheat which with the vessel will be a total loss - wheat insured at the office at this place. The Thomas Hart had 700 barrels of pork for Kingston most of which will be saved, and the vessel we learn can be got off. From a reliable source we understand this loss can be attributable to the absence of the light on the pier at Sodus - if so this want of attention on the part of the light house keeper is unpardonable. - Osw. Her.

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Peter Warwick
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), June 23, 1842