The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mexico Independent (Mexico, NY), Dec. 6, 1886

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Texas - The sailor boys of this place are nearly all home. Fornie Henderson and Frank Henderson arrived the first of last week. George Henderson and H.L. Dennis came Saturday night. Frank Myers is expected to come today. George and Fred Dennis have not yet put in an appearance.

Last Saturday night news reached this place that a small schooner was ashore at Selkirk. Yesterday (Sunday) morning Capt. Chapman of the Life Saving Service, accompanied by H.L. Dennis, drove to Selkirk and found that the schooner Ocean Wave, with 10,000 bushels of barley, was on the beach near where the old pier was formerly located.

The vessel was not seriously injured and if the weather is favorable will be got safely off. The crew got ashore in their own boat. They suffered considerably, as the boat capsize and thoroughly soaked them all

in the freezing ice water, but there was plenty of help from shore. They were all taken care of and after being warmed and dried they were apparently as good as new. A tug was expected from Oswego to tow the vessel

to a place of safety.

The mercury in this place on Sunday morning was 10 degrees below zero. It raised during the day to 15 degrees above.

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Richard Palmer
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Mexico Independent (Mexico, NY), Dec. 6, 1886