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  • 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 ...
  • Lake Disaster
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Nov 1837     Lake Disaster-- The severe wind of Wednesday night and Thursday of last week, caused some damage to the shipping of Lake Ontario, but as yet we have not heard of the loss of any lives. On Thursday morning the lake was exceedingly rough and the few schooner which were out ...
    Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), 20 Nov 1837   Lake Disaster-- The severe wind of Wednesday night and Thursday of last ...
  • More of the Gale
    New York Herald, 28 Nov 1845, p. 2, column 5     MORE OF THE GALE.--Our barometrical report of Tuesday noon predicted "a gale near at hand," and that night there was heavy weather on the Lake. The schooner Elizabeth Ward was capsized near the "Middle Sister," at the Western end of the Lake, but no lives lost, and half a dozen ...
    New York Herald, 28 Nov 1845, p. 2, column 5   MORE OF THE GALE.--Our barometrical report of Tuesday noon predicted "a gale ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Great Gale on Lake Erie
    Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), 13 Sep 1851     Great Gale on Lake Erie. Loss of Dan Rice's Circus. Mr. Frost, of the Burnet House, Cincinnati, who arrived here on the Express train, yesterday, from Buffalo, informs us that on Saturday night there was a terrific gale on Lake Erie. The ...
    Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), 13 Sep 1851   Great Gale on Lake Erie. Loss of Dan Rice's Circus. Mr. Frost, ...
  • Marine
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 2 Apr 1855     Owing to the severity of the storm, there are no public transactions today. Marine. - A number of vessels took clearances for Canadian ports on Saturday. Among those which went out Saturday night, the propeller St. Nicholas and the schooner Western which encountered the storm ...
    Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), 2 Apr 1855   Owing to the severity of the storm, there are no public transactions ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Serious Disaster to the Schooner Sunbury
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Sep 1862, p. 4     SERIOUS DISASTER TO THE SCHOONER SUNBURY.--The schooner Sunbury, of Buffalo, met with a serious disaster on the 15th ult. On Lake Superior, some eight miles off Eagle Harbor, the particulars of which is furnished us by Captain C. W. Gray, her master, who arrived here yesterday morning on ...
    Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 6 Sep 1862, p. 4   SERIOUS DISASTER TO THE SCHOONER SUNBURY.--The schooner Sunbury, of Buffalo, met with ...
  • 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 ...
  • [Halsted]
    Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 20 Nov 1913, p. 1, column 3     J. B. Bates of Chicago, a representative of the Soper Lumber Co., owners of the barge Halsted, which was cast up on the beach at Washington Harbor during the big blow, arrived here Friday evening. Saturday morning, accompanied by Capt. Rieboldt, of the firm of Rieboldt & Wolter, and Leathem ...
    Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 20 Nov 1913, p. 1, column 3   J. B. Bates of Chicago, a representative of the Soper Lumber Co., ...
  • Schoonmaker Released
    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...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 18 Nov 1913, p. 7   SCHOONMAKE RELEASED SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont., Nov. 17.-- The wireless station here ...
  • Rates Fixed for December Sailing
    Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8     RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. BY GEORGE V. CALLAHAN Marine Editor of the Leader Captain E. O. Whitney, in charge of the searching party on Lake Huron, last ...
    Callahan, George V., Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, OH), 19 Nov 1913, p. 8   RATES FIXED FOR DECEMBER SAILING Wrecked Steamer Major Abandoned to the Underwriters. ...
  • Hope to Save Wrecked Tomlinson Freighter
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2     HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER. Reports from the Soo last night said that work on the steamer Fred G. Hartwell of the Tomlinson line, Duluth, was proceeding as fast as the weather permitted. Ore is being thrown overboard, and the lighters expect to float it ...
    Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 14 Nov 1913, p. 2   HOPE TO SAVE WRECKED TOMLINSON FREIGHTER. Reports from the Soo last night ...
  • The Nottingham Aground
    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 ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1   THE NOTTINGHAM AGROUND Fort William, Ont., Nov. 11. -- A telegram was ...
  • Crew Escapes From the Northern Queen
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2     CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle Point THE OVERTURNED STEAMER No Positive Identification Has Yet Been Made Story That She is the Regina of Toronto is Told in Port Huron -- ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1-2   CREW ESCAPES FROM THE NORTHERN QUEEN Buffalo Vessel Goes Ashore on Kettle ...
  • Details of Toronto Vessels Wrecked
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3     DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED Three of Them Swept on Rocks in the Great Storm OWNERS AND OFFICERS A Brother of Engineer Lougheed of the Wexford Leaves for Goderich -- The Merchants' Mutual Line of This City a Heavy ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, 1, 3   DETAILS OF TORONTO VESSELS WRECKED Three of Them Swept on Rocks in ...
  • Collingwood is a Town of Mourning
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1     COLLINGWOOD IS A TOWN OF MOURNING Seven Well-known Residents WEre on Wrecked Wexford NEARLY ALL YOUNG MEN Mrs. Geo. Willmott Was on Board With Her Husband Several of the Victims of the Wreck Leave Wives and ...
    Globe (Toronto, ON), 12 Nov 1913, p. 1   COLLINGWOOD IS A TOWN OF MOURNING Seven Well-known Residents WEre on Wrecked ...
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