The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1844

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(from original at University of Toronto - Robarts Library)

p.2 Harbours on Lake Ontario - despite large sums spent on harbours at Cobourg and Windsor, not much improvement; Mail Packets decline going into Windsor Harbour because the Princess Royal went aground; the contractor is supposed to have made large profits.

The Storm of Friday Night - We subject a list of disasters by the late storm so far as they have reached us.

The small American steamer John Marshall was wrecked on Stoney Point, between Sackett's Harbor and Oswego; no lives lost. The Lady of the Lake ran aground on the bar at Ogdensburgh and has not yet been got off. Two schooners ran ashore near Bath.

The Picton Sun says: "Great fears are entertained for the safety of the schooner Primrose of Wellington, which left that port on the evening preceding the storm, with a cargo of wheat from the stores of A. McFaul, Esq.

A schooner, name unknown, is said to have gone down opposite Point Petre light house; and if so all hands must have perished..."

Tremendous Gale - Awful Destruction of Lives & Property - [copied from Whig which copied from Buffalo papers]

Lake Erie Intelligence - schooner William Cayley ashore...

Accidents By the Storm on Friday Night, Reported To Us - steamer Gore runs into Transit at Toronto; schooner Amelia of Oakville ashore in Toronto harbour but got off; schooner Green Mountain on shore near Queen's wharf; Canadian schooner Emerald high and dry at Buffalo. [Toronto Colonist]

new steamer London launched at Chippewa by Niagara Dock Co. [Niag. Chron.]

Melancholy Accident - Capt. Macaulay of schooner Morning Star drowned. [Picton Sun]

p.3 Steamer Fairport burned in St. Clair River about 3 miles below Point au Chien. [Buffalo Gazette]

Oct. 26, 30, 1844 - missing

Nov. 2, 6, 9, 13, 1844 - missing

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Chronicle & Gazette (Kingston, ON), Oct. 23, 1844