The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Dec. 15. 1902

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No News From Steamer Hall
Barge Noyes Anchored Off of Bear Creek
Life Crew Left Charlotte With Assistance - Resolute and Andrews Are all Right - Believed That Hall May be Sheltered on the North Shore.

Tuesday morning last at eight o'clock the steamer Resolute, Captain Gowan, left Charlotte with the schooner Abbie L. Andrews in tow, both loaded with coal bound for Deseronto. The cargoes were consigned to E.W. Rathbun & Company. Today Mr. C.J. Bond received a telegram that the Resolute was safe at Port Dalhousie and that the Andrews was in Hamilton.

When the two boats named left Charlotte the steamer Hall, Captain Tim Donovan, of this city, followed, towing the barge John R. Noyes, also bound with coal for the Rathbun Company. Captain Gowan, in his telegram to Mr. Bond, says: "The Hall and Noyes were with us at 3 P.M. Saturday somewhere outside and off the False Ducks."

Last night a telegram was received here saying that a schooner was in distress off Bear Creek and asking that a tug be sent to her assistance. The life crew from Charlotte tried to get to the vessel, but it was impossible in the thick fog. Today the weather is clear and this morning Captain Gray and the members of the Charlotte life-saving crew went to the vessel's assistance.

The dispatch from Captain Boaland, of the Andrews, to Mr. Bond, announcing that the schooner is in Hamilton, makes it clear that the vessel at anchor near the mouth of Bear Creek is the Noyes and that she rode out the gale while at anchor on a lee shore. What became of the Hall is unknown, but she is undoubtedly safe and at anchor in some point of shelter on the North shore. She was better able to weather the gale than either the Noyes of Andrews, and there was no danger of a fuel famine on board.

With Captain Donovan on the Hall was his son Jeremiah, first mate, his brothers, John, first engineer, and James, second engineer, and Daniel Bigelow, of this city, steward. With Captain Donovan aboard the Noyes is James Ryan, of this city, first mate, Mrs. Ryan as cook, and their son as second mate.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Mon., Dec. 15. 1902