The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, October 1, 1880

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Reports of a Capsized Vessel Confirmed ­ Her Identity Not Established.

Dilligent efforts to identify the schooner reported at Kingston as seen to capsize Wednesday near the Duck islands, lake Ontario, are not entirely satisfactory. A dispatch below shows that it was not the Flora, which was thought possible. But the dispatch creates some anxiety for the safety of the Ocean Wave. The statement in the dispatch referred to that a vessel capsized off Long Point, we take to be a mere confusion of names, and conclude that it is the same disaster reported as occurring off the Ducks.

Special dispatch to the Palladium:

Kingston, Ont., October 1. ­ Nothing definite transpires about the identity of the missing vessel. The purser oif the prop. Lake Michigan says he saw a vessel bottom up on the lake yesterday.

Special dispatch to the Palladium:

Picton, Oct. 1. ­ The schr. Flora is in Smith's Bay, all right. The captain is in town. If the Ocean Wave left Oswego, she is missing. A vessel capsized off Long Point. Name unknown.

Today's Watertown Despatch says: "A representative of the Despatch heard the same story at Cape Vincent last evening with the additional statement that several lives were lost. A strict investigation revealed nothing but the fact that a coal barge was ashore on Duck Island is confirmed by Capt. Kingsley, of the steamer Maud."

The schr. Ocean Wave, which the above dispatch says is missing, cleared from here last Monday but probably did not sail till Tuesday. She was light for Picton. There is reason to fear that she may be the capsized vessel. She was sailed by Capt. Brown. Telegrams have been received here today asking about the Olive Branch which left here Wednesday morning for Kingston, with coal.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, October 1, 1880