The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 22 Sept. 1836, page 2

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SHIPWRECK.--On Friday evening last, as the Hamilton Steamer, Captain Mills, was proceeding on her downward trip to Toronto, a small schooner was discovered about four miles off, in the direction of Niagara, completely water logged, and in a sinking condition--the crew, consisting of three persons clinging to the masts or taking shelter in the shrouds. With that energy and promptitude which every distinguishes a British sailor, Capt. Mills lost not a moment in proceeding to the rescue of the unhappy crew, and most fortunately succeeded in taking off the master and two other men, who sufferings for several hours had been most severe.- -The vessel proved to be the Rambler, of Niagara, and having no cargo on board, got swamped in the severe gale on Friday evening. The schooner was towed into Toronto by the Hamilton, and the crew taken all that care of which their miserable state required.

Another small craft was driven on shore near Wellington beach, during the prevalence of the storm, and became a total wreck. Medical and prompt aid was resorted to for the unfortunate crew, and we are happy to learn was attended with the most gratifying results.--Hamilton Gazette, Sept. 14.

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Richard Palmer
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Black Rock Advocate (Buffalo, NY), 22 Sept. 1836, page 2