The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 10, 1891

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Twenty-Six Years Ago
A Terrible Shipwreck Recalled
How the Brig Harvey Was Lost Near Little Salmon River - Four Out of a Crew of Nine Lost

Texas, Oswego County, Nov. 19 - The gale of the last few days recalls to the minds of our old residents a terrible shipwreck that happened in this vicinity twenty-six years ago this present month.

The brig Harvey, bound from Chicago to Ogdensburg with a cargo of wheat, became unmanageable and struck the beach one mile below the mouth of Little Salmon river. It was nearly dark when she was discovered and no steps could be taken to effect a rescue till the following morning. In the meantime a team had been sent to Port Ontario for a boat, by daylight the sea had abated some and the crew of the ill-fated vessel were seen lashed to the main rigging.

A volunteer crew was quickly formed and amidst the cheers of a crew of people that had gathered on the beach, the boat put off for the wreck. A terrible sight awaited the brave men that had risked their lives to effect a rescue. The captain and one of the seamen had frozen to death and the rest of the crew were nearly dead from exposure. Subsequently two more of the crew died, making four lives lost out of a crew of nine. Part of the cargo was saved in a damaged condition, but the vessel became a total wreck.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Nov. 10, 1891