The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 6, 1884

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A Thrilling Adventure.
The Wreck of the Schooner Cummings - Three of the Crew Overboard - All Safe.

Capt. Ferris, of the tug Charley Ferris, which arrived back this morning, after towing the dismasted schooner M.J. Cummings from Thirty Mile Point to Port Dalhousie, says that the crew of the Cummings had a thrilling adventure at the time the schooner was dismasted.

Three of the crew, P. Manigan, Martin Carence and John Bartley were out on the jibboom, furling the jibs when the gale came upon them in all its fury. The three spars, all the rigging, sails and jibboom, and bowsprit were all carried overboard, and the three sailors went over into the lake with the wreck.

Fortunately they managed to disentangle themselves and with the aid of those on board the vessel all succeeded in getting on board again without injury. The yawl boat and davits were smashed and the vessel was left almost a complete wreck. It is a remarkable fact in connection with the accident that none one of the crew as injured in the smash up.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 6, 1884