The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Creole (Sloop), 6 Aug 1866

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      A Daring Adventure. - The sloop CREOLE, a small vessel owned by Mr.. Goss, of this city, started out Saturday morning with a load of coal for Ogdensburgh. On board was young Goss, eighteen years, who acts as Captain of the vessel, his assistant, and a man who was working his passage to Cape Vincent.
      When about twenty-five miles out the Creole was struck by a squall, which arose about half-past eleven A.M. She immediately squared away for Oswego, and in this operation the man who was working his passage was truck by the main sheet and knocked clear from the vessel some twenty feet into the lake.
      Goss' assistant was below, sick, at the time, but he got up to take charge of the vessel as soon as he could. Goss then took the punt, a little thing, not much bigger than a toy boat, and put off after the man, who had floated a quarter of a mile away from the vessel. Goss reached the drowning man just as he was sinking, and seizing him, drew him into the punt, and put back to
his vessel, reaching it safely.
      Considering the circumstances, the tremendous sea which was running, the gale, and the frailty of the boat, this adventure of young Goss is one of the most daring that has ever come under our notice. There are few men who would start off as did he, in the face of almost certain death, even to rescue a human life from danger.
      Oswego Advertiser & Times
      Monday, August 6, 1866

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Creole (Sloop), 6 Aug 1866