The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1827

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p.3 Welland Canal - A Bill has passed the House of Assembly, authorizing the Government to purchase Welland Canal Stock to the amount of Fifty Thousand Pounds.

Burlington Canal - The House of Assembly has granted £8,000 for the completion of the Burlington Canal.

Loss of the Lady of the Lake - Sacket's Harbor, February 8th.

We mentioned the loss of this vessel some three or four weeks since, as a flying report, but we have now the statements of a number of our most respectable citizens, who have been up the lake and returned since we published the first notice, which puts the fact of this melancholy disaster beyond a doubt. The Lady of the Lake left Niagara for this port on the 14th of December last, and on the night of 15th, it blew one of the most tremendous gales which has been experienced on this lake for a number of years past, which undoubtedly occasioned the loss of the vessel, as she has not been heard from since. As near as we can learn, there were twelve persons on board, viz. Capt. John Rogers, four men, (names unknown,) and seven passengers. Among the passengers, were Mr. Morris Homan, of Adams, Jefferson Co. and his son's (Webb Homan) wife with two children. In addition to the invaluable losses, Capt. Rodgers had about £1500 in cash on board.

Capt. Rodgers was a man well known and highly respected in this place and in Oswego, where he had formerly lived. He has left a wife and two or three children (living in New Haven, Oswego co.) to deplore his melancholy fate.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), 13 Feb 1827