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  • Only the Shipyards Will Gain: The Buffalo Hurricane of 1921 as a Demonstration of the Combined Economic Power of Commercial Carriers on the Great Lakes
    The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 1-24     ...
    The Northern Mariner / Le marin du nord (St. John's, NL), 2015, 1-24   ...
  • Severe Gale
        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 ...
      Severe Gale- A severe gale from the north west began on Saturday ...
  • Storm Worst in Years; Lake Craft Battle Gale
    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 ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2   STORM WORST IN YEARS; LAKE CRAFT BATTLE GALE Furious Wind Paralyzes Traffic, ...
  • One Dead in Storm; 4 Hurt at Statler as Skylight Falls
    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 ...
    Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 10 Nov 1913, 1-2   One Dead in Storm; 4 Hurt at Statler as Skylight Falls Glass ...
  • Pittsburg Boats will quit early
    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 ...
    Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 8 Nov 1913, p. 12   Pittsburg Boats will quit early Last Steamers to Go From This End ...
  • Shipping Suffered From Severe Storm
    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 ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 10 Nov 1913, p. 1   Shipping Suffered From Severe Storm Cleveland Vessel in Trouble in St. Clair ...
  • Lower Lakes Swept by Snow and Wind
    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 ...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 10 Nov 1913, p. 5   Lower Lakes Swept by Snow and Wind Most Severe Gale of Season ...
  • The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes
    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. ...
    Canadian Railway and Marine World (Toronto, ON), Dec 1913, p. 595   The Shipping Disasters on the Great Lakes What is, without doubt, the ...
  • The Storm Last Evening
    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 ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 12 Aug 1863   The Storm Last Evening. - Shortly after seven o'clock last evening masses ...
  • The Storm Last Evening
    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 ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 20 Jun 1850   The Lake Erie Disaster. Further of the Loss of the Griffith Loss ...
  • Storm-tides on the Lakes
    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 ...
    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 ...
  • Severe Thunder Storm
    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 ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 23 Apr 1850   Severe Thunder Storm- A brisk and brilliant April shower came off early ...
  • Reaches Port 34 hrs. Overdue
    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 ...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 11 Nov 1913, p. 4   Reaches Port 34 hrs. Overdue Steamer Verona Weathers Fiercest Gale in its ...
  • The Weather
    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 ...
    Evening News (Sault Sainte Marie, MI), 7 Nov 1913, p. 1   THE WEATHER For Sault Ste Marie and vicinity-- Rain and colder tonight; ...
  • Wave Washed Deck: Flooded Stoke-hole
    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 ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 11 Nov 1913, p. 2   Wave Washed Deck: Flooded Stoke-hole Passengers on Lake Boat Have a Rough ...
  • Crew and Steamer SInk As Ships Litter Shores
    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 ...
    Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 11 Nov 1913, 1, 9   Crew and Steamer SInk As Ships Litter Shores Big Boats, Battered on ...
  • The Greatest Storm in Lake History
    Marine Review (Cleveland, OH), Mar 1914, Section Supplement, 1-24     ...
    Marine Review (Cleveland, OH), Mar 1914, Section Supplement, 1-24   ...
  • Terrific Gale
    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, ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 19 Sep 1856   Terrific Gale. - The wind commenced blowing yesterday afternoon from the south, ...
  • The steamboat Ontario
    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 ...
    Ontario Repository (Canandaigua, NY), Tues., Aug. 18, 1818   The Steamboat Ontario, in going up the lake, encountered a severe gale ...
  • Storm on Lake Michigan
        "Storm on Lake Michigan" Chicago and Vicinity, (New Series.) Gates, Photographer.
      "Storm on Lake Michigan" Chicago and Vicinity, (New Series.) Gates, Photographer.
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