The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1858

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Handsomely Fitted Out. -- Our citizens have contributed liberally and a sufficient sum was raised to fit out the crew of the schooner Osprey, who lost everything they had, by the wreck last week. The names of the crew are as follows: James H. Martin, of Oswego; Wm. Campbell, Daniel Andell, Joseph Dyer, Alex. Gardiner and John Palmer. Rev. A.J. Phelps, the Bethel minister, E.L. Wallace, and H.T. Buck,were severally instrumental in collecting the sum necessary.

On Monday evening these gentlemen took the crew to a clothing store and fitted them out with good, warm and substantial suits of clothing, with shoes and caps, and then gave each a sum of money besides. The sum raised and thus donated was over one hundred dollars.

The hardy sailors feel very thankful for the kind and generous treatment they have receive, and request us to tender their heartfelt and cordial thanks to the citizens who contributed and to the gentlemen above named for the interest manifested in their welfare - acts of liberal kindness which the sailors say will ever be remembered by them, with gratitude, and the name of Oswego will ever be cherished with pleasure.

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The Osprey was built at Sandusky, Ohio in 1853 and was 247 tons. W.T. Richmond, Buffalo, listed as last owner in enrollment records, April 24, 1858.
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Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1858
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Richard Palmer
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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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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1858