The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., 23 Nov, 1858

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ASHORE. - The schooner City of Toronto, Capt. George Goulding, went ashore on the piers on Thursday night about eleven o'clock, and now lays high on the rocks. She left Toronto Thursday morning, and encountered a heavy gale before getting half-way across the lake. She rode gallantly until near this port, when the tiller broke close off to the rudder, leaving her at the mercy of the waves. When within a few yards of the entrance of the harbor she let go her anchor, which held but a short time in the furious gale, when she drifted on the rocks outside the piers. Her crew shouted for help, the City Hall Bell was rung, and the crew were rescued. Her cargo consisted of about 4,795 bushels of wheat, 630 barrels of flour, together with 1,427 bushels of peas and 23 barrels of oatmeal. The vessel is insured in the Buffalo Mutual. - Oswego Pal. Saturday (Nov. 20)

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Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), Tues., 23 Nov, 1858