On Saturday noon the schooner JULIA left port with 7,500 bushels of barley. The cargo was taken on at Gananoque, and belonged to Messrs. Richardson & Sons. Oswego was reached at 9 o'clock. While endeavoring to enter the harbor the schooner struck the middle pier and went down. The cargo is all under water. The grain was insured, and there was $3,000 on the vessel. George Richardson has gone to Oswego, and will have the craft raised. Captains say that Captain Courson was indiscreet in attempting to enter the harbor at night. The only safe entrance can be made in daylight. -- Kingston Whig.
J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, October, 1883
The Schooner JULIA, which was consigned by Richardson & Son to Oswego with 7,500 bushels of barley went down at the pier's at that place in forty-five feet of water on Saturday night at nine o'clock. The vessel and cargo were insured in the Continental. The former is valued at $4,500, but she is only insured for $3,500, and the latter is insured for 70c per bushel. She is owned by Captain Courson and Timothy Hartnett. She struck the piers while entering the harbor, and went down. -- Kingston Report.
Oct. 25, 1883
The Canadian schooner JULIA, bound from Gananoque to Oswego went down off the piers at Oswego after hitting them. The crew is safe and an attempt will be made to raise the ship.
Port Huron Daily Times
Saturday, October 26, 1883
Schooner JULIA. Official Canada No. 72559. Of 108 tons reg. Built Smith's Falls, Ont., 1975. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 89.0 x 19.8 x 7.9. Owned by T. Hartnett, of Kingston, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registery Books of the
Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1886