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Two Brothers (Schooner), dismasted, 16 Jul 1873


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The schr. TWO BROTHERS, of Port Hope, Capt. Chisholm, coal laden from this port to Port Hope, arrived here this morning in tow of the tug WHEELER in a disabled condition. Last evening about 6:00, when 10 miles distant from Oswego sailing along with a good smart breeze and against a heavy sea, the jibboom guy on the port side parted. The jibboom broke at the cap, and the wreck swinging around to leeward, the sails caught in the water, twisting the foremast head and breaking it off in the hounds. The foresail, in descending to the deck, was badly torn, but aside from that her canvas is uninjured. For a time things were in wild confusion, the vessel rolling heavily in the trough of the seas and the foremost head and topmast swinging by the triatic stay made it dangerous for the seamen to work. At last the vessel made as snug as possible drifted with the wind until this morning, when she was picked up. She will be towed to Port Huron where the repairs will be made.
It was fortunate that the vessel did not founder, as she was loaded down to her planksheer, and was at the mercy of the waves. - Oswego Palladium
      Detroit Free Press
      July 29, 1873

NOTE:- "Towed to Port Huron" this seems unlikely, probably meant to be Port Hope ?

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      Vessel Dismasted
      The schooner TWO BROTHERS, of Port hope, Captain Chisholm, coal laden from this port to Port Hope, arrived here this morning in two of the tug Wheeler, in a disabled condition. Last evening about six o'clock, when ten miles distant from Oswego, sailing with a good smart beeze, a heavy sea, the jibboom guys on th port side parted, the jibboom broke at the cap and the wreck swinging around to leeward, the sails caught in the water, twisting the foremast head and breaking it off at the hounds.
The foresail, in descending to the deck, was badly torn, but aside from that her canvas is uninjured. For a time things were in wild confusion, the vessel rolling heavily in a trough of the seas and the foremast head and topmast swinging by the triatic stay made it dangerous for the seamen to work.
      At last the wreck was cleared away and secured, and the vessel, made as snug as possible, drifted with the wind until this morning, when she was picked up. She will be towed to Port Hope where the repairs will be made. It is fortunate that the vessel did not founder, as she was loaded down to her plankshire, and was at the mercy of the waves.
The schooner E.P. Dorr, of Oswego, ran ashore on Charity Shoal, foot of Lake Ontario, Thursday evening. The tug Franklin was despatched from Kingston to her assistance
      Oswego Palladium
      Sat., July 16, 1873


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Reason: dismasted
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15901
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Two Brothers (Schooner), dismasted, 16 Jul 1873