The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Nov. 23, 1858

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The schooner City of Toronto, that went ashore outside the Piers is being stripped of her sails and tackle. She lays close alongside the pier, is filled with water, and probably has lost most of her bottom by pounding; but sits square and erect. She appears to be little injured above water, but the cargo of wheat and flour in her hold is washed out, and colored the water in the Lake a long distance around. She will doubtless be hauled around to the dry dock and repaired.

The tugs had a "pulling time" yesterday, attempting to get her off. The Morgan, Read, and Dana, had their hawsers attached to the cross trees, in order to lean her over, while the Page pulled away with tremendous power on the hull, but it was "no go," as the rocks appeared to be driven entirely through the bottom. After a number of fruitless attempts, the was given up for the present. She lays in about seven feet of water, and will undoubtedly have to be got off with screws.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Nov. 23, 1858