The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 May 1866

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SCHOONER MONTICELLO. - This vessel, owned by R. G. Merrick & Co. of this city, went ashore, in ballast, about four weeks ago, four miles above Devil's Nose, in Lake Ontario. She was relieved of her ballast, and three powerful tugs set to work to pull her off. After parting their hawsers several times without moving her, they abandoned their purpose in getting her afloat in that way, and were proceeding for screws to lift her up and launch her, when Captain Seymour Keeler was sent down from this city to see if something more feasable might not be attempted. He took the tug Crusader, of Oswego, to her, "hooked his tow line to the schooner's mast head, hauled her over on her side, and slewed her off in ten hours," thus showing what judgement and pluck can accomplish when other things fail. The previous attempts to get her off had cost nearly $4,000.

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MONTICELLO was valued at about $8,500.
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19 May 1866
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Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 19 May 1866