The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 22, 1855

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Marine Accident. - Steamer Huron Sunk. - The steamer Huron with a cargo of some 4,000 barrels of flour for Montreal, in attempting to go out of our harbor about twelve o'clock on Saturday night, met with a serious misfortune. The night was very thick with fog, and the Captain was advised by experienced men not to attempt to go out till daylight.

But he made the attempt, and after winding, ran down with her bow hard on the head of the island. The current then carried her round broad side across the channel, bringing her stern in violent collision with the schooner New World, stove a large hole in her own hull and she immediately began to fill.

The schooner was broke loose and came in collision with a canal boat and both floated out into the Lake. The steamer then floated down a few rods and sunk in the main channel, near the west dock. The schooner and boat were brought in by the tugs in the morning, both being considerably damaged. Some ten or twelve hundred barrels of the steamer's cargo were wet.

A schooner and canal boats were got along side and the steamer discharged as soon as possible, and preparations were in operation to raise her yesterday afternoon. It was very imprudent in the Captain to attempt to go out. He was a stranger to the harbor, the steamer was deeply laden, the night was dark and foggy, and none but an experienced navigator of the harbor should have thought of going out. The damage is variously estimated from $4,000 to $8,000 - partially insured.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., May 22, 1855