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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 30, 1886

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Marine Disasters
The Lem Ellsworth Ashore on Carlton Island - Charles W. Vorce one of Her Crew Killed

Cape Vincent, Nov. 29. - The schooner Lem Ellsworth corn for Ogdensburg went ashore near Carlton island Sunday noon. The tug Proctor went to her assistance last night but could not pull her off. A lighter has been sent for. Charles W. Vorce a sailor on the Ellsworth, became caught in the tow line last night and received injuries which resulted in his death this morning. he was a resident of Oswego where his remains will be forwarded.

The Ellsworth was built at Milwaukee in 1874 measures 323 tons ranked A 2 and was valued by the Lloyds at $9,000. She was owned by Finn Bros. and others, hailing from Oswego and was insured for $7,500. She was rebuilt last spring. it was not know whether the freight list was insured. Charles W. Vorce who lost his life, was a well known resident of the First Ward. He was about 32 years age, unmarried, and lived with his widowed mother on West Ninth, between Seneca and Cayuga streets. Mr. Vorce was a member of the Sailors' union, and they will take charge of the body.

The remains of C.W. Vorce will arrive here at 9:30 tonight.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 30, 1886