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Grampus (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Oct 1846

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The Canadian three-masted schooner Grampus, of Toronto, was towed into port this morning by the U. S. Cutter Jefferson, Capt. Mather, with her spars all gone but her mizzen mast. She has a cargo of lumber, and was dismasted on Tuesday. Capt. Troop, of the Rochester, reports a Canadian schooner ashore near Niagara, with 6,000 bushels of wheat.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, Oct, 20, 1846.
      To the Editor of the Argus --- The GRAMPUS
      Sir - Through the medium of your journal I wish to call Public attention to certain facts connected with the navigation of Lake Ontario, which do not rebound much credit to some of the parties.
      In the violent storm which raged on Tuesday last, it was our misfortune to carry away both our Fore and Main masts, in consequence of which we were drifting about till the Thursday evening following; during which time the Schooner EDITH, Captain McBroom, lay for eight hours becalmed within five miles of us, and although
we had the signal of distress flying, he made no attempt to render us any assistance, but left us in a position, the dangers of which he, as an old Captain, must have well known.
      A Gentleman in Kingston connected with the Carrying Trade, having waited on the Captains of the PRINCESS ROYAL and ADMIRAL steamers, requested them to go out and tow us into Port, but both refused,
although the price asked for this service was guaranteed. Captain Day of the Steamer WILLIAM IV, made two attempts to come to our assistance; but being a very old boat, scarcely seaworthy, she was prevented by the storm, and obliged to turn back.
While we were drifting about, an American Schooner, bound for Sacket`s Harbor, passed us, but being unable to render us any assistance, the Captain, with the true feeling of a Sailor, changed his course and made Oswego, in order to send some vessel to our aid. Captain Mather of the U. S. Cutter JEFFERSON, at once put off, and took us into Oswego -- (part) J .Young
      Master of Barque GRAMPUS
      The Argus, Kingston
      October 20, 1846

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Reason: dismasted
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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Grampus (Schooner), dismasted, 1 Oct 1846