Several severe losses occurred on this Lake during the violent gale on Sunday last, the 14th inst. The elegant schooner Ariadne, Capt. Reid, was upset, in ballast coming up from Ogdensburgh, near Fox Island, this side of the mouth of the river St. Lawrence. The damage she has sustained is very great, though it is believed she may be repaired. - The schooner John, Capt. Todd was wrecked within sight of this port, and her hull now lies at the wharf on the opposite side if the bay at this place. Her cargo, which consisted principally of barrels of produce, was partly saved, some pot ash, however, and a great quantity of provisions were lost or quite ruined. We have conversed with several who were out in this gale, and all unite in describing it as one of the most sudden and severe that have ever occurred on the Lake at this season of the year. It raged for several hours, and it is feared that many other accidents happened which have not yet come to our knowledge. [Jefferson Republican, April 19th]
A new steam boat, called the Superior, was launched at Buffalo on the 13th inst., and is designed to supply the place of the Walk-in-the-Water, which was wrecked on Lake Erie last year.