The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Oct. 27, 1876

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Another Shipwreck
The Schooner Odd Fellow With Lumber Drifts to the Beach Below the East Pier

Last night the schooner Odd Fellow, with 60,000 feet of lumber from Port Hope, consigned to J.K. Post & Co., in attempting to reach this port, was struck aback by the wind from the southwest and before a tug could get to her the waves, which were rolling down the lake with force, swept the vessel toward the east pier. As the schooner neared the pier both anchors were cast, but the chains parted and the vessel struck the pier near the center, breaking her bowsprit.

Each wave that struck the unfortunate craft carried her down the lake, and after she passed the angle of the shore arm she struck the beach and was lifted high up on the shore about 100 feet below the pier. Before she struck her deck load of lumber was swept overboard and her main book was unshipped.

A crowd gathered on the beach, and when the vessel struck a line was passed from the shore to the after part of the vessel and the crew, numbering two men, three boys and a young girl, were landed in safety.

The schooner was owned and commanded by James Robinson of Port Hope, and was not insured. She was rebuilt at Port Hope during the past summer, and was on her first trip. She was worth probably $2,500.

The crew commenced stripping the vessel this morning and will save most of her canvas. If the wind should go down the schooner might be got off, as she is not injured much, holding her shape well. Captain Robinson is entitled to sympathy, as he has his little all in the schooner. The young girl who was cooking on the schooner (the captain's daughter,) was brought to the shore by Capt. Charles W. Ferris of the tug Wheeler. He took the girl in his arms and waded waist deep through the water, landing her in good style with only wet feet.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thurs., Oct. 27, 1876