The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1856

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p.2 The gale on Thursday last seems to have been very severe on the lake - the Oswego Times of Friday says the brig. E.W. Cross, Capt. Moore, with a cargo of corn from Chicago for S.J. Holley, of that city, was towed into port this forenoon, having been pretty much "stripped" by the squall. Captain Moore says it was the severest gale he ever saw on the lakes, the wind blowing a perfect hurricane, and the sea rolling at its highest pitch. The Cross was disabled at about 7 o'clock in the evening, the wind carrying away her foremast, fore-top-gallant yard, and losing her main stay-sail, fore top sail, fore top main stay sail, besides doing damage to her rigging. The schooner Forrest, from Sandusky, arrived last night, having had her flying jib and jib topsail split by the gale.

A New Freight Steamer - No sooner is one freight steamer destroyed, than another makes its appearance. The Malakoff, belonging to Messrs. Tait of Montreal, made her appearance in Kingston harbour on Monday, on her way down to Montreal. She is a fine, large vessel, and had on board when she called here, upwards of 4,000 barrels of flour, besides other freight. She is of the largest size the locks of the St. Lawrence Canals allow to pass.

Imports - Oct. 4th - Str. St. Helen, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. Bay State, Oswego, (gen. cargo).

Oct. 6th - Str. St. Lawrence, Montreal, (gen. cargo).

Str. New Era, do., (gen. cargo).

Schr. California, Detroit, 10,238 bushels corn, Holcomb & Henderson.

Schr. John Rae, Chicago, 12,110 bushels wheat, Hooker, Pridham & Co.

Sloop Greyhound, 27 cords wood, Jas. Morton.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily British Whig (Kingston, ON), 7 Oct 1856