The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1815

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p.3 One Hundred Dollars Reward - for return of pocket book containing money and the Register of the Schooner, called the Eliza Ann.

John Bowker, Kingston, July 18th, 1816.

Erie, Pa., June 7th - A channel has been formed by the rise of Lake Erie, across the upper end of the Peninsula. There is little doubt but in a short time it will be of sufficient depth to admit of large vessels passing through. There has been various causes assigned for the extraordinary rise of the lake, none of them satisfactory. Without venturing to give an opinion, we will state a few facts that may be relied on, and may assist others in their research. The lake every year rises from about the middle of April until the middle of July, with some variation, and falls in autumn. From 1795, until 1801, it remained about statu quo, excepting the annual rise and fall just mentioned. From 1801 until 1811, it fell about a foot; it was then lower than it had ever had been known by the oldest settlers. Since then it has risen about four feet. There are no visible marks of its ever having been higher than at present.

Horrid Murder - ship carpenter at Point Frederick murders his half-sister.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), July 18, 1815