The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1822

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p.3 We learn that in the thunder storm on Monday night, October 14th, the Schooner Appelonia, belonging to Capt. Merrit of Cape Vincent, sailing on the lake off Oswego, was struck by lightning, and sunk. No lives were lost. Five persons on board were just able to get into a boat, and clear the vessel before she went down. They had then to make their way, in a severe storm, amidst tremendous swells, about twenty miles, to a landing place. We do not recollect an instance before of any serious damage done by lightning to a vessel on this lake.

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Rick Neilson
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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Oct. 29, 1822