The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1877

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Last evening at half-past five o'clock it was evident that a storm of no mean proportions was brewing in the north-west. The gale began at six o'clock and blew at the rate of twenty-four miles an hour until eight o'clock, when it slackened to twelve miles, and from eleven p.m. until morning it varied from sixteen to twenty miles.

The Samana, lying below the Merchants' elevator, parted her moorings and ran against that building, breaking her jibboom.

The Nellie Theresa, in rounding to, ran into the Northwestern elevator and was slightly damaged.

The Reuben Dowd arrived from Kingston last night minus her jib-boom.

The John R. Noyes ran back with a split staysail and mainsail, and grounded hard opposite the Maine elevator. She was lightened and was got off this morning.

The Florence ran back with the loss of a topsail.

The Sweet Home, lying at the West pier, bound out, parted her lines and was with difficulty secured.

The Richardson, Agnes Hope and Geo. Suffel were obliged to put back, but sustained no serious damage.

Capt. John Allen, of the schooner Bermuda, reports that he left here yesterday afternoon bound for Big Sodus to load coal for Oshawa, that he encountered the gale off Little Sodus and made that harbour. He made fast to the pier, but the tug E.P. Ross came out and he took a tow. She parted her lines and abandoned the attempt to take the Bermuda in. The schooner was making water so rapidly that Capt. Allen scuttled her and she now lies on West side of the harbor full of water to her decks.

Still Coming - grain fleet - ...Oliver Mowat.

W.W. - Charters to Kingston - St. Lawrence and barge Keating, schr. Yankee Blade.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 19 Sep 1877