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Heavy gales ravage cargo ships on Lake Ontario and several are lost

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
11/05/1865
Early winter gales caused mayhem on Lake Ontario throughout the day. Early reports mentioned that several cargo vessels had been blown ashore in the vicinity of Oswego, New York with several others aground and heavily damaged on the Canadian side.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Gale on the Lakes: Immense Damage to Shipping on Lake Ontario," New York Times, November 7, 1865, p.1. 

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