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  • Shipping Suffered From Severe Storm
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 10 Nov 1913, p. 1     Shipping Suffered From Severe Storm _______ Cleveland Vessel in Trouble in St. Clair Flats _______ Wire Service Crippled _______ Detroit and Pittsburg Isolated So Far as Telegraphic Communication Was Concerned -- Wind's Velocity in Detroit Reached 48 ...
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 10 Nov 1913, p. 1   Shipping Suffered From Severe Storm _______ Cleveland Vessel in Trouble in St. Clair Flats _______ Wire Service Crippled _______ Detroit and Pittsburg Isolated So Far as Telegraphic Communication Was Concerned ...
  • The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes
    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595     The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the Great Lakes, occurred chiefly during Nov. 9, when a severe storm swept the lakes from end to end. ...

    NewspaperText  Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595   The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes

    What is, without doubt, the greatest disaster, or series of disasters, which has ever taken place in connection with the navigation of the ...

  • Lower Lakes Swept by Snow and Wind
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 10 Nov 1913, p. 5     Lower Lakes Swept by Snow and Wind _______ Most Severe Gale of Season prevails in Detroit District. Boats Safe. _______

    DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 9 -- The most severe snow and wind storm of the season prevailed over this section of the great lakes today and ships of ...

    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 10 Nov 1913, p. 5   Lower Lakes Swept by Snow and Wind _______ Most Severe Gale of Season prevails in Detroit District. Boats Safe. _______

    DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 9 -- The most severe snow and ...

  • One Dead in Storm; 4 Hurt at Statler as Skylight Falls
    NewspaperText  Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2     One Dead in Storm; 4 Hurt at Statler as Skylight Falls Glass Crashes on Diners in Hotel Cafe; Live Wires Fill Streets, Car Service Demoralized, City completely Cut off From Telephone and Telegraph Communication Since Early Last Night; Boats In Peril, City in ...
    NewspaperText  Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2   One Dead in Storm; 4 Hurt at Statler as Skylight Falls Glass Crashes on Diners in Hotel Cafe; Live Wires Fill Streets, Car Service Demoralized, City completely Cut off From ...
  • Storm Worst in Years; Lake Craft Battle Gale
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2     STORM WORST IN YEARS; LAKE CRAFT BATTLE GALE Furious Wind Paralyzes Traffic, Isolates Suburbs, Levels Telephone and Telegraph Wires, Destroys Lighting Service, Imprisons Residents _______ Boats, Manned by Crews Perishing From Cold, Tossed on Wild Waters -- Steamers Held at ...
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2   STORM WORST IN YEARS; LAKE CRAFT BATTLE GALE Furious Wind Paralyzes Traffic, Isolates Suburbs, Levels Telephone and Telegraph Wires, Destroys Lighting Service, Imprisons Residents _______ Boats, Manned by Crews Perishing ...
  • Pittsburg Boats will quit early
    NewspaperText  Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 8 Nov 1913, p. 12     Pittsburg Boats will quit early Last Steamers to Go From This End of the Route Will Sail Today.

    Grain cargoes are being offered pretty freely in the Lake Superior trade, and with many of the outside vessels lined up for the balance of the season the outlook is for a ...

    NewspaperText  Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 8 Nov 1913, p. 12   Pittsburg Boats will quit early Last Steamers to Go From This End of the Route Will Sail Today.

    Grain cargoes are being offered pretty freely in the Lake Superior trade, ...

  • The Storm Last Evening
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Jun 1850     The Lake Erie Disaster. _____ Further of the Loss of the Griffith _____ Loss of 250 Lives!

    Buffalo, June 18 - 4 P.M.

    The number of passengers on board the Griffith when she took fire, is thus ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Jun 1850   The Lake Erie Disaster. _____ Further of the Loss of the Griffith _____ Loss of 250 Lives!

    Buffalo, June 18 - 4 P.M.

    The number of passengers on ...

  • The Storm Last Evening
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1863    

    The Storm Last Evening. - Shortly after seven o'clock last evening masses of clouds rolled up from the north, west and south-west, bringing with them a gale of wind, which for a few moments whirled the dust through our streets in blinding eddies. The clouds quickly overspread the whole ...

    TextNewspaper  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1863  

    The Storm Last Evening. - Shortly after seven o'clock last evening masses of clouds rolled up from the north, west and south-west, bringing with them a gale of wind, which ...

  • Severe Gale
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    Severe Gale- A severe gale from the north west began on Saturday evening and continued through Sunday, up to a late hour in the night. It was accompanied with alternate snow squalls, which at times gave everything a most dismal, wintry aspect. Quite a number of vessels come down the ...

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    Severe Gale- A severe gale from the north west began on Saturday evening and continued through Sunday, up to a late hour in the night. It was accompanied with alternate ...

  • Wave Washed Deck: Flooded Stoke-hole
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 2     Wave Washed Deck: Flooded Stoke-hole _______ Passengers on Lake Boat Have a Rough Experience _______

    Passengers on the R & O. boat Mojeska [sic: Modjeska] experienced one of the roughest passages across the lake this season yesterday.

    The boat left ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 2   Wave Washed Deck: Flooded Stoke-hole _______ Passengers on Lake Boat Have a Rough Experience _______

    Passengers on the R & O. boat Mojeska [sic: Modjeska] experienced one of the roughest ...

  • Crew and Steamer SInk As Ships Litter Shores
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Nov 1913, 1, 9     Crew and Steamer SInk As Ships Litter Shores _______ Big Boats, Battered on Rocks and Shoals, are Beyond Reach in Hurricane-Lashed Lakes as Only One Fleet Has Wireless Equipment. _______ Three Barges at Cleveland, Torn From Moorings, Crash Over Bar While Passenger ...
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Nov 1913, 1, 9   Crew and Steamer SInk As Ships Litter Shores _______ Big Boats, Battered on Rocks and Shoals, are Beyond Reach in Hurricane-Lashed Lakes as Only One Fleet Has Wireless Equipment. _______ ...
  • Reaches Port 34 hrs. Overdue
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 11 Nov 1913, p. 4     Reaches Port 34 hrs. Overdue _______ Steamer Verona Weathers Fiercest Gale in its History Without Damage. _______ Practically Drifted in Storm for a Full Day _______ Captain Trimm Praises Members of Crew for Their Work Under ...
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 11 Nov 1913, p. 4   Reaches Port 34 hrs. Overdue _______ Steamer Verona Weathers Fiercest Gale in its History Without Damage. _______ Practically Drifted in Storm for a Full Day _______ Captain Trimm Praises Members ...
  • The Weather
    NewspaperText  Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 7 Nov 1913, p. 1     THE WEATHER

    For Sault Ste Marie and vicinity-- Rain and colder tonight; Saturday, rain or snow and colder.

    Upper Lakes--Brisk to high south-west to northwest winds, except northwest on western Superior. Rain south, rain or snow north portions tonight and Saturday; colder ...

    NewspaperText  Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 7 Nov 1913, p. 1   THE WEATHER

    For Sault Ste Marie and vicinity-- Rain and colder tonight; Saturday, rain or snow and colder.

    Upper Lakes--Brisk to high south-west to northwest winds, except northwest on western ...

  • Terrific Gale
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 19 Sep 1856     Terrific Gale. - The wind commenced blowing yesterday afternoon from the south, and veered into the northwest at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and increased in violence till it blew a perfect gale. The brig "E.W. Cross"," Capt. Moore, with a cargo of corn from Chicago for S.J. Holley, ...
    TextNewspaper  Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 19 Sep 1856   Terrific Gale. - The wind commenced blowing yesterday afternoon from the south, and veered into the northwest at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and increased in violence till it ...
  • Storm-tides on the Lakes
    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Aug 1855, pp. 457-58    
    STORM-TIDES ON THE LAKES.

    The tidal phenomena on the Lakes have attracted considerable attention during the present season. It is well known that there are no regular tides in our great Lakes ; but it is equally true that storm-tides, such as mentioned ...

    TextNewspaper  The Monthly Nautical Magazine and Quarterly Review (New York, NY: Griffiths & Bates, 1855), Aug 1855, pp. 457-58  
    STORM-TIDES ON THE LAKES.

    The tidal phenomena on the Lakes have attracted considerable attention during the present season. It is well known that there are no regular tides in our ...

  • The steamboat Ontario
    TextNewspaper  Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818    

    The Steamboat Ontario, in going up the lake, encountered a severe gale on Wednesday night and Thursday last: when within three miles of the Niagara river, she was driven back as far as Sodus, but without receiving any damage. A few days previous, a small vessel, which plies as sort ...

    TextNewspaper  Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818  

    The Steamboat Ontario, in going up the lake, encountered a severe gale on Wednesday night and Thursday last: when within three miles of the Niagara river, she was driven back ...

  • Severe Thunder Storm
    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850    

    Severe Thunder Storm- A brisk and brilliant April shower came off early yesterday morning. The wind was in the South and for successive hours the rain, at intervals, fell in profusion. The lightning was very vivid, but the thunder was truly sublime. The Propeller St. Lawrence was struck ...

    NewspaperText  Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850  

    Severe Thunder Storm- A brisk and brilliant April shower came off early yesterday morning. The wind was in the South and for successive hours the rain, at intervals, fell in ...

  • Schoonmaker Released
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7     SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She was only slightly damaged.

    ...
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7   SCHOONMAKE RELEASED

    SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here reports that the big freighter Schoonmaker, which ran ashore off Mission river, has been released by tugs. She ...

  • The Nottingham Aground
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1     THE NOTTINGHAM AGROUND

    Fort William, Ont., Nov. 11. -- A telegram was received by J. W. Wolvin, Manager of the Canadian Towing & Wrecking Company, to-day, stating that the steamer Nottingham and aground on Paresian Island, twenty miles from Whitefish Bay. Her bottom was reported ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1   THE NOTTINGHAM AGROUND

    Fort William, Ont., Nov. 11. -- A telegram was received by J. W. Wolvin, Manager of the Canadian Towing & Wrecking Company, to-day, stating that the steamer ...

  • Troubles at Kingston Harbor
    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 4     Troubles at Kingston Harbor

    Kingston. Nov. 10.-- Kingston received a good taste of the gale, which was the worst at this end of the lake that has been experienced in years. Two scows, laden with hay, came into collision with another vessel lat the C.P.R. wharf and sank. It was ...

    NewspaperText  Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 4   Troubles at Kingston Harbor

    Kingston. Nov. 10.-- Kingston received a good taste of the gale, which was the worst at this end of the lake that has been experienced in ...

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