The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 4, 1876

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Lost on the Napanee River

It will be seen by the following from the Mill Point correspondent of the Belleville Ontario that Mr. Diamond, one of the barley kings of the Bay country, is establishing an enviable reputation as a navigator. While the schooner W.W. Grant was proceeding up Napanee river under sail one day last week, the 'man at the wheel,' Mr. Diamond - who attained considerable celebrity by his management of the steam barge Ivanhoe - lost his reconing and the result was that the schooner ran out of the channel and plouged up the marsh for a distance of 600 feet, scattering the mud all over the vessel's bows. When the vessel began to "wander" from the channel, the captain asked the wheelsman 'what's the matter?' to which Mr. D. replied: 'Goodness Gracious, look at her go.' The vessel was pulled off by the tug Sherwood." Mr. Diamond can discount Ixion at the wheel. His famous voyage on the Ivanhoe is still green in the memory of our people.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 4, 1876