The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego (Propeller), aground, 30 Nov 1867


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THE PROPELLER "OSWEGO" WRECKED.
      The Propeller OSWEGO went ashore near Dunkird Friday night. The following despatches have been received.
      Dunkirk, Nov. 30. - The propeller OSWEGO is ashore above Van Buren Point, six miles above this place. She is full of water and pounding hard. Loaded with 5,000 bushels of corn, Preston & Wright; 6,000 bu oats Erie R. R. here: 3 cars hoops for Lockport; balance of cargo for Erie R. R. Dunkirk. She is insured for $15,000; worth about $25,000.
      Dunkirk, Dec. 1
      Several of the crew of the OSWEGO attempted to land yesterday but the boat capsized and Orin Phillips, engineer, Wm. Johnson and one other man were drowned. The two mates were saved. The remainder of the crew were saved this morning.
      Buffalo Daily Post
      Monday, December 3, 1867

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: 3
Freight: grain &c.
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1867
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19374
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Oswego (Propeller), aground, 30 Nov 1867