The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. Oct. 1, 1856

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The Loss of the Schr J. P. Hale. - This vessel which went ashore yesterday on Ford's Shoals, about four miles up the lake and nearly one mine from shore, will probably be a total wreck. She has bilged, and it is said that wheat is running out of her. It is thought, however, that from 5 to 7,000 bushels can be saved in good condition if the weather is favorable.

The vessel lays with her larboard side towards shore, and does not draw much more water than when light. - Her deck is hogged, mainmast sprung and leans over rudder, main boom and portions of the main rigging gone, with main sail, &c. torn to pieces. The Hale was a good, substantial vessel, nearly new, and was owned by S. J. Holley, of this city. The vessel's cargo and freight list are insured, principally in the Buffalo Mutual.

Schooner Sultan Ashore. - The schooner Sultan, Capt. Kingston, of and from Oakville with a cargo of wheat for this port, lost portions of her canvas in the gale yesterday, and in attempting to come in the harbor at midnight , became unmanageable, and was driven ashore, and may be got off after taking out part of her cargo. her rudder is gone, and her cargo or a part of it is damaged. The crew were taken off this morning by the life boat after returning from the J. P. Hale.

The schooner Tempest, with a cargo of lumber, received injury yesterday in coming in the harbor, and sunk inside the east pier.

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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. Oct. 1, 1856