The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Vision (Schooner), C72570, aground, 1 Nov 1883

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The small schooner VISION of Kingston, Captain Tyo, was about half a mile outside the piers, when she was struck by the Sunday gale and thrown on her beam end. She quickly righted but in that instant her jib and staysail were carried away. She became unmanageable, and began drifting towards the shore and soon reached the vicinity of the Lime kiln pier. She struck the rocks heavily five or six times but finally swung off and under her foresail worked out a short distance in the lake. The gale meanwhile was increasing in severity and Captain Tyo, seeing it was impossible to obtain an offing let go the anchor, but the chain snapped like a pipe stem and the doomed vessel again drifted on the rocks, a short distance east of the lime kiln pier and immediately opposite the N.Y.O.& W. shops. The life savers rescued the crew. The VISION was owned by Captain Tyo and James Thompson of Kingston, the former having a third interest in her. She is valued at about $3,500. As she lays at present the VISION is not as high as during the night and early morning. - Oswego Report
      Marine Record
      Nov. 15, 1883

The Schooner VISION, wrecked near the Lime Kiln pier, has been washed farther up by the late storms. The bottom appears to have been knocked out of her and the spars are begining to go. - Oswego report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

Schooner VISION. Official Canada No. 72570 Of 57 tons reg. Built Dog Lake, Ont., 1873. Home port, Kingston, Ont. 73.0 x 17.9 x 6.2. Owned by James D. Thompson, of Kingston, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Vision (Schooner), C72570, aground, 1 Nov 1883