The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., April 17, 1880

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The Yarns Canadian Sailors Spin in Home Ports.

Toronto Mail: - Vessels coming back from down the lake bring reports of their experience in Saturday night's gale. The Baltic left Oswego on Friday night, and on Saturday met the full force of the gale. She ran back and let go both anchors on the south of Pultneyville, and rode out the storm. She came out coated with ice and her gaff topsail gone. She is the first vessel on record to put two cargoes of lumber into Oswego from Toronto in March, and sailed again on her fourth trip last night. The Speedwell and Twilight also had a rough trip. They sailed from Kingston together on Saturday night, and were struck by a squall off Long Point.

Parting company, the Twilight, with her main boom gone, and otherwise damaged, ran for Genesee, where she let go her anchor about a mile and a half to the leeward. She signalled for a tug, and the life-saving crew came out, but could render no assistance, and she remained until morning, when a tug brought her to port. Thje speedwell met with but little better fortune, but managed to hold out with a split main and foresails until Tuesday, when she, too, made Genesee. Leaving there on Tuesday night, she reached here on Wednesday morning, making the run to Toronto in ten hours. To show how the wind blew, it may be stated that the crew were about four hours in reefing the mainsail.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., April 17, 1880