The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 16, 1849

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The Gale. - The wind has blown from West and North West for the last sixty hours, with slight variations and without abatement, accompanied with snow squalls and with a sufficient degree of cold to cover vessels with ice, where exposed to the dashing waters and raging seas.

Seldom have the waters of Ontario been more deeply and profoundly agitated. Every thing bound out has been weather bound since Friday night, and nothing has entered the harbor since the vessels bought in by the gale on Saturday. Much apprehension is felt here for the safety of vessels known to have been out at the commencement of the gale.

Of the Lewiston and Ogdensburg line of steamers, the Cataract is the only one in port. Of the Lady and Ontario, due from above, and the Niagara from below, nothing has been heard. The rigging of vessels exposed to the dashing spray in the lower harbor, is loaded with ice to the mast-head. to this hour we hear of no serious disaster, and the furious elements give signs of exhaustion. The wind has lulled today and the weather is moderating.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., April 16, 1849