The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 3, 1834


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Shipwreck and Loss of Lives. - During the severe gale of Saturday night last, the schooner Jeanette, Capt. James King, arrived from Niagara with a cargo of 2700 bushels of Whet; and 2 or 300 bushels of Walnuts; and in attempting to enter our harbor, fell to the leeward of the gap between the piers and was dashed with such violence upon the East pier that in a short time she went to pieces, and melancholy to relate, Capt. King and two of the crew, Gerrit Vanalstine and Wm. Vanalstine, brothers, were drowned. The remainder of the crew consisted of two persons who saved themselves by clinging to the pier. - Capt. King was a respectable citizen of Scriba, in this county, and left a large family to deplore his untimely fate. The parents of the Vanalstines are also inhabitants of Scriba. The vessel was valued at $5000, and was owned in part by Capt. King and J. Lyon & Co. of this village.

We learn that the vessel was insured at N. W. Insurance Company of this village, to the amount of $1,800. The cargo was without insurance. Both vessel and cargo were entirely lost. The bodies of Capt. King and Wm. Vanalstine, have been found on shore about 2-miles, and that of Gerrit Vanalstine about 3 miles East of this village.


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Date of Original:
Dec. 3, 1834
Local identifier:
GLN.30
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Dec. 3, 1834