The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), July 31, 1854

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We learn from Capt. Childs, of the Northerner, that on Friday night last, the Propeller Boston, of Crawfords Ogdensburgh Line, was run into by a three masted schooner, about 15 miles off Oak Orchard, and instantly sunk. The Captain with his wife, and three other ladies, (all three were on board) and six of the crew, saved themselves in the life boat. The rest of the crew took to the other boats, and are supposed to have got on board the schooner. The life boat landed about ten miles above Genesee river on Saturday morning. The Boston was bound down with a general cargo for Ogdensburgh.

A telegraph dispatch dated at Rochester yesterday, announced the arrival at Genesee of the passengers and crew of the Boston, numbering twenty-five in all, after having been on the Lake in open boats near 24 hours. The dispatch says the propeller went down in 15 minutes after being struck.

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Rick Neilson
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Oswego Times & Journal (Oswego, NY), July 31, 1854