The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 7, 1873

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The Missing Vessel.

At this writing there is no intelligence as to the whereabouts of the schooner "Gilbert Mollison," and in the minds of many there is a growing uneasiness that more than the loss of canvass or spars has happened to the vessel. There have been instances where vessels were out from Chicago as long as the Mollison has been, and afterward they have turned up all right. Two or three years ago the schooner Adirondack was unheard from for two weeks after leaving Chicago, and fears wee entertained that she had gone down with all hands, but she was found at anchor on Lake Huron, dismasted, shortly after, and towed through to Ogdensburg, her destination.

This morning morning a cunning chap started a story that he was told by a gentleman who arrived from Detroit, that the captain of the schooner Henry Fitzhugh saw the Mollison on Lake Huron, dismasted and at anchor. After some little time our reporter found that gentleman from Detroit, and learned from him that he had brought no such news, and had not heard anything about the Mollison until his arrival here. The story, as near as we can learn, originated in the fertile brain of the smart young man. Mr. E. Mitchell, one of the owners of the Mollison, is at present in Detroit and is doing everything in his power to learn the whereabouts of the schooner.

A telegram from Port Colborne, date yesterday, says the schooner L.L. Lamb was jammed against the stone wall by a passing propeller, causing her to leak so freely that she had to return to the dry dock at Port Robinson for repairs.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 7, 1873