The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Aug. 8, 1899


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United States Engineer Captain G.D. Fitch of Oswego has received authority from the Chief Engineer at Washington to remove the spars of the wreck of the large schooner St. Peter which lies on the bottom of Lake Ontario, a few miles west of the port of Sodus Point. The wreck is in the path of vessels plying between Sodus, Charlotte and Oswego, and the spars are a danger to navigation.

A short time ago, when an effort was made to find the body of Mrs. John Griffin, the mizzen mast was broken off by W. D. Allen of the South Shore Wrecking Company and his men. Three or four days after the Government officials, upon the report of Mr. Allen, made an examination of the wreck. It was found that the main mast was gone, the foremast being ten and one-half feet below the surface of the water and the mizzen mast nineteen feet below. They will be removed probably by dynamite, thus destroying what is left of the hull and letting the chestnut coal run into the lake.


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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
Aug. 8, 1899
Local identifier:
GLN.673
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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Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), Aug. 8, 1899