The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., March 22, 1860

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Return of the Schooner Ontonagon. - At about 9 o'clock this morning, the schooner Ontonagon, Capt. Pappa, returned from Toronto, whither she had been with a load of coal. She left Toronto at 12 o'clock yesterday, without freight, except a few sheep skins, and experienced the heavy gale of last night. She stood down the shore, running under double reefed foresail and jib, and early this morning being in full sight of Oswego, she hoisted mainsail and rode a rough sea into port.

She took in sail opposite cook's coal yard, and endeavored to let go her anchor, but owing to the icy condition it was in it was not easily done. In the meantime the vessel was being fast driven towards the bridge, and when her anchor fell it dragged and the vessel and the vessel seemed to be in imminent danger of striking the bridge. A line was made fast to vessels lying on the East side of the river, and the vessel thereby saved from the collision.

We were informed there is considerable grain awaiting shipment at Toronto, but as no insurance could be obtained till the first of April, Capt. Pappa chose to run back light. The vessel passed an exceedingly rough night, and is covered with ice, but in no way damaged.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Thurs., March 22, 1860