The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Times and Express (Oswego, NY), Sat., Dec. 4, 1886

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The Ocean Wave Ashore
Abandoned by the Crew off Port Ontario. The Vessel Becomes Unmanageable on Account of the Ice. The Crew Escape in the Boat and Get Ashore.

Pulaski, Dec. 4. - Yesterday afternoon the schooner Ocean Wave left Wellington with 5,000 bushels of barley consigned to Gaylord, Downey & Co. of Oswego. The crew consisted of Captain Martin, Mate Parmiter, and Seamen Pierce, Hare, Mordaunt and a boy 14 years of age named George Pierce. Yesterday they sighted the lighthouse at Port Ontario and thought it was Sodus. Seeing that the schooner must go ashore they took the small boat and got ashore.

The sails and rigging of the schooner were so encrusted with ice that she had become entirely unmanageable. All the efforts of the crew could not move the sails. None on board the Ocean Wave recognized the shore when they sighted it. In reaching the shore the boat was swamped but with the assistance of the people on shore they were brought safely to land.

The schooner went on the beach shortly after the crew escaped. She lies easily and is apparently unhurt and if the cargo can be got out may be released. Captain Ripsom and other sailor residents in Pulaski went down to Port Ontario yesterday and assisted as far as they were able.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Times and Express (Oswego, NY), Sat., Dec. 4, 1886