Brief tornado chops off trees, batters cabins at campground
This short-lived tornado was the 14th and last to touch down on May 31, ending an unforgettable afternoon of extreme weather in Southern Ontario.
It began just southwest of the small community of Sweets Corners, about 20km due north of Gananoque. Although no funnel cloud was seen, a narrow 30m wide path of damage was found along the north end of the lake. On the east shoreline at Grippen Lake Beach Resort, a 14ft boat was hurled into a grove of cedars, its motor being throw 20m away. About 40 large trees were damaged to various degrees with one falling onto a cabin, badly damaging its roof. The tornado continued on for another 1km before dissipating in a nearby farmers field.