The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), December 7,1882, page 3

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It appears that the schr. MIDLAND ROVER was entering Toronto by the Western Channel when she went aground. A heavy sea was running and the wind was blowing about 35 miles per hour. The tug finding it impossible to get her off, let go the line, and the schooner kept drifting inward. A large crowd of seamen soon collected on the wharf and in answer to loud appeals for help a boat was quickly manned by a crew of 6 hardy mariners. They put out in the vessel and succeeded in taking off part of the crew, including the captain and cook, but the second mate and 2 other men refused to quit the ship, preferring to remain in her rather than trust themselves to the frail boat. On her way back the boat capsized and the cook Hattie Haight and a sailor named James Feenan were drowned. The others after a desperate struggle safely reached shore. The second mate and sailors who stayed on the ROVER all night landed in the morning.

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Dave Swayze
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Buffalo Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, NY), December 7,1882, page 3