The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., July 20, 1881

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Dows Ran Aground. - Amherstburg, July 18 - The mammoth vessel David Dows, which struck on the Line Kilns on Friday, was released on Sunday at noon, after having lightered 300 tons of coal on the lighter Pic-nic. The water on the Lime Kilns came up to fifteen feet six inches, which helped her greatly.

Flora Emma Dismasted. - The dismasting of the Flora Emma off Port Britain is thus described: The squall carried out the jibboom first, then the foretopmast, followed quickly by the foremast head, the maintopmast, and mainmast head ropes, everything coming tumbling down, and leaving portions of the mainmasts completely bare.

The jib topsail had been furled and the sailors were just hauling in the gaff topsail when the gale struck the vessel. As the wind was blowing north by northwest, the vessel drifted down the lake, until the Port Hope tug went to the rescue of the crew, when the wreck was brought into Port Hope harbor.

It will cost about $1,000 to repair the damage. A complete set of new masts will have to be put in. The damage is covered by insurance.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wed., July 20, 1881