The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Aug. 28, 1876

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Is It The Jenkins
Vessels Striking Something Above Ford's Shoals

A letter received this morning from Captain peter Cronley of the schooner John T. Mott, dated Port Dalhousie, says that when his vessel was going up Lake Ontario from this port to Charlotte on the evening of Monday, Aug. 21st, in charge of the mate, Mr. John Farrell, tghe centre board struck something like the mast of a vessel, and caught twice in the stays of a vessel.

The place where the board struck was N.N.W. from Lewis's bluff, about seven miles above this port, and from four to five miles off in the lake. The mate says that he could go very near to the spot again. The captain concludes from what the crew say that the wreck the vessel struck is the unfortunate I.G. Jenkins, which foundered last fall and drowned all hands.

In support of the supposition is the statement of Mr. B.F. Greene, who says that while going up the lake the other night on the schooner Cheney Ames the schooner's centre board struck above the upper end of Ford's shoals, and that when the board struck Oswego light was in sight - an impossibility if the board had struck the head of the shoal. Mr. Greene says that Captain Dority, of the Ames, remarked at the time that it must be the wreck of the Jenkins.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Aug. 28, 1876