The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 22, 1869

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Abandoned Schooner. - Yesterday forenoon the schooner Mary O'Gorman was seen drifting past this port dismasted and apparently abandoned. Along in the forenoon, O. H. Brown, Esq., got a couple of tugs and went out in search of the vessel, which was found about nine miles below the piers, and three or four miles from shore in twenty fathoms water, holding by her anchor.

Her foremast was gone, and also her boat. Mr. Brown and three men with him boarded her, and found the cabin door locked and appearances all indicating the crew had abandoned her. We learn that the boat has come ashore, bottom up, about a mile above here, and hence it is presumed her crew is lost. Not having enough help to weigh her anchors, they were obliged to leave then, but the vessel was brought back to this port, where she now lies.

The Mary O'Gorman had between 7,000 and 8,000 bushels of barley for C. Ames & Co., which seems to be in good condition. The vessel was owned in Kingston, Ont., and both bottom and cargo are insured.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Daily Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Mon., Nov. 22, 1869