The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 17, 1889


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The Wreck of the Vickery.
The Vessel Missed Stays and Went on the Rocks.

Thousand Island Park, Aug. 17 - (Special). - The schooner Vickery of Chicago, which struck on a shoal off this place Thursday night (Aug. 15), is sunk in eighty feet of water. Nothing can bee seen of the vessel but her topmasts, which stick a few out of water. At the time of the accident the Vickery was sailing down river and was obliged to make a short tack to clear the shoal in front of the lighthouse. In coming about she missed stays and went on the rocks. The captain and crew were on deck at the time, with pilot Henry Webber of Clayton at the wheel. After striking the vessel remained clinging to the shoal for four hours when she slipped off the rock and sunk in deep water. The crew consisted of Captain Massey, the mate, cook and four seamen. Two women were also on board. They were cared for at the lighthouse and are now at Clayton with the captain and crew. The channel is very narrow and crooked there and the current strong. Preparations for raising the vessel are already being made.


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
Saturday, Aug. 17, 1889
Local identifier:
GLN.660
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 17, 1889