The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Aug. 31, 1887

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Coal Schooner Sunk
Run into by the Siesta at an Early Hour this Morning

Special Despatch to the Union and Advertiser

CHARLOTTE, Aug. 31. - The steam yacht Siesta, Capt. John Davis. while coming up the lake from Alexandria Bay about 1 o'clock this morning, twenty-five miles off Charlotte, struck the schooner Anna M. Foster, Capt. James Kennedy, and cut into her about two feet a little forward of the foremast. She sunk in less than twenty minutes.

The Foster cleared from Charlotte for Kingston yesterday with 165 tons of soft coal, and had a crew of four, including the woman cook. They were all picked up by the Siesta, and brought here. They saved nothing but what they had on. A large Newfoundland dog was also saved. The Siesta was not damaged. There is only the mark showing that she cut into the Foster about two feet. The night was very smokey and the water and the schooner lights could not be seen. The Foster was an old Canadian schooner owned by Capt. Kennedy, who was sailing on her.

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Richard Palmer
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Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Aug. 31, 1887