The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1857

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p.2 Disasters at Wellington - On Friday night, the waters of Lake Ontario rose to an almost unnprecedented extent at Wellington. A violent gale from the N.W. lashed the waters into an ungovernable fury along the shore. The fishing boats broke away from their moorings, and were carried into the West lake. The seines, or large nets, used for taking the White-fish, were floated away far out to sea, and totally lost. One hundred barrels of fish were washed from the wharf into the waters. In a few hours property was destroyed to the amount of $4,000, and many hard working men lost their little all.

The Chicago Press of the 20th reports the effects of the recent gale on Lake Michigan. The Kossuth, a new schooner, was blown away from her anchorage at the mouth of the harbor and dashed against the breakwater of the Illinois Central Railroad; shortly after the crew were taken off she lurched over and disappeared. The Harriet Ross, laden with wheat, sprung a leak and was in danger of foundering, but was rescued by a tug and carried safely into harbor where she lay water-logged. The Die Vernon was also in much danger but was also rescued by a tug and safely brought in. The steamer Cleveland, on her way from Green Bay to Chicago, was in much peril, but by dint of great exertion reached port safely.

Elevators For The Montreal Harbor - floating elevators for unloading from one vessel into another, built by Messrs. McCarthy of Sorel. [Herald]

p.3 Oswego, Nov. 24th - a large fleet of wheat laden vessels for this port are detained in Welland Canal by ice.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1857