The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Sept. 22, 1871

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Revenue Cutter Chase. - We learn from Lieut. Ritchie, of the Revenue Cutter Chase, that this vessel has rendered valuable service to various disabled crafts during the late heavy weather. On the 15th she discovered the schooner Clyde, of Kingston, ashore at Big Sodus, which vessel was assisted.

On the 17th she started in aid of the "A. Stevens" which was reported disabled off Oak Orchard. While upon the way she fell in with the schooner Advance of Oswego, with bob stays and head stays gone, the wind blowing strong, the vessel rolling and pitching fearfully, the captain making signals of distress. A hawser was got to her and she was towed into the Genesee River.

At the mouth of the river was found the schooner Bob Wilson, of Montreal, in a dangerous position upon the spiles. The cutter went to her assistance and towed her to a safe anchorage. She then proceeded to Oak Orchard where the A. Stevens, of Hamilton, was found in a bad condition, waterlogged and having collided with the "Miama." A small Canadian tug had, however, fastened on to her and the cutter did not interfere.

It will be seen that the cutter is doing good service. The Canadian press are loud in their praise of the prompt action of the Chase in going to the relief of disabled vessels and denounce the action on the part of their government vessels in neglecting to respond to the calls for help. The Chase makes a cruise down the lake, starting out tomorrow.

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Friday, Sept. 22, 1871
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Advertiser & Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Sept. 22, 1871