The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1835

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p.2 The Late Gale - On the night of the 11th inst. a severe gale occurred on Lake Ontario which has proved very disastrous in the loss of life and property. The schooner Medora, owned by Mr. T. Wyman of this village, commanded by Capt. Morse, and bound from Cleveland to this port, with a cargo of upwards of 3000 bushels of wheat was driven upon Stoney Island in Mexico Bay, and is entirely a wreck. The crew, consisting of Capt. Archibald Morse, Nelson Hurns, Benj. Duzenbury, Henry Hill, ____ King and two passengers, viz. Mr. Thaddeus Clark, a respectable citizen of this village, and a person who took passage at St. Catharines, have all, it is supposed, found a watery grave.

We also learn that the schooner Robert Bruce, of Henderson Harbour, and the schooner Margaret and Ann, a British vessel, are also lost. particulars not known.

On Lake Erie, we learn the gale proved most destructive, but are as yet unable to give particulars. [Oswego Palladium]

Further Effects of the Gale - ....We learn that the steam boat North America, for the safety of which, fears were entertained, weathered the storm off Erie, after having in vain attempted to make that port. [Buffalo Comm. Advertiser]

- during a gale last Monday a barge belonging to Messrs. Henderson, Hooker & Co., laden with 150 barrels of flour and 40 barrels of ashes, was swamped, on Lake St. Francis, crew swam ashore. [Montreal Courier]

The Late Gale - The Oakville steamer, in running for the pier at Oakville, during the storm, got on a ledge of rocks near the harbour, and sunk in 10 feet water. She has since been got off with very little damage. [Hamilton Express]

p.3 The St. George steamer arrived this morning from Toronto, being her last trip for the season.

Found - At the head of Long Island, a JOLLY BOAT, with a blue bottom, supposed to have belonged to some vessel lost on the Lake during the late gales. Any one proving property and paying charges will receive the same by applying at the office of the Chronicle & Gazette.

Kingston, Nov. 25th, 1835.

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Nov. 25, 1835