The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Tues., June 3, 1856

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The Brig Oxford. - Two sailors belonging to the Brig Oxford, sunken in Lake Erie last week, by collision with a propeller, were in town this morning. They are the only survivors as the brig went down almost immediately. Captain Lee was on deck at the time, and instantly after the collision, started for his wife and child, asleep in the state-room. So sudden was the sinking that they had no time to escape, and all perished together. The Oxford was down the river this spring, and a few weeks since his wife came here to join him. Not finding the Oxford here, she went to Ogdensburgh, and the next thing heard of her by her friends in this city, was the fatal disaster. The seamen say they had all their lights up and the night was not dark, and the propeller was seen a long way off, but she seemed to make directly for the brig, when the collision occurred. The loss is total. Mr. Alvin Bronson, of this city, and Hoag & Strong, of Toledo, were the owners.

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Vessel built at Chaumont
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Tues., June 3, 1856
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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 Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), Tues., June 3, 1856