The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, May 17, 1851

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Our gallant Firemen very generously volunteered their services on Thursday evening, in assisting to raise the wreck of the unfortunate Comet. Five engines, well manned, besides eight or ten large pumps, were vigorously plied for nearly five hours, with but partial success. The water was lowered several feet, but the exhausted Firemen could hold out no longer, and the next morning it was found that the wreck had again filled and settled down to its former condition. It is generally thought that the boat was sufficiently lightened to have been floated off by the aid of another steamer, had the work been immediately followed up. The wreck will be sold at auction today at 4 P. M.

Refreshments, &c. , were liberally distributed among the Firemen, and we understand that the superintendent of the works has tendered them an invitation to an Oyster supper. A large crowd of spectators collected about the dock, and the spirited performance of the noble Firemen presented a pleasing and animated spectacle.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, May 17, 1851