The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 8 Oct 1828

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Kingston, October 15th - One of the most severe gales that we ever experienced commenced about 12 o'clock on Sunday night, and continued until Monday evening. At two o'clock, P.M. on Monday, the darkness was such as to oblige us to light candles in our office, and about the same time the thunder and lightning were terrific. The schooner Jane, of Burlington, the only vessel riding at anchor in our harbour, was driven on shore near Mississagua Point, but we believe she has suffered no other injury than the loss of her rudder and false keel. The Queenston arrived from Prescott in the morning, and the Niagara from the upper part of the lake in the afternoon, the latter having been out during the whole of the storm, which, Capt. Mosier says, was the most severe one he ever witnessed.

We are informed that two men were drowned off Garden Island on Monday last. Their bodies were found about six miles below this town. It is reported that the schooner Lady Robins was lost during the late gale. [U.C. Herald]

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    Latitude: 45.50884 Longitude: -73.58781
Rick Neilson
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Montreal Gazette (Montreal, QC), 8 Oct 1828