Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Nov. 1, 1880
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Wrecked at Her Destination
The Scr. Tranchamontagne Ashore on New Pier, and a total loss.
The Schr. Tranchamontagne of Brighton went ashore on the new pier early yesterday morning and at daybreak was literally reduced to kindling wood, and her remains strewed the shore, where throughout the day hundreds of men women and children were gathering the wreckage. Her cargo was 7,200 bu. Of rye from Brighten for Smith Murdock and CO. Geo. Sherwood, captain and owner makes the following statement.: We came along without incident til about a quarter of a mile from Oswego light, when we were hit by a back sea and the vessel sagged down on the pier in spite of all we could do. She struck at 2:30 a.m. bow on and swung around broadside to. The crew jumped onto the pier. There were five men and a woman and they were taken off by the life crew. The vessel's paper were saved and some little bedding. The crew lost everything. The life saving crew were very prompt. I think it was not over fifteen minutes after we struck the pier before Capt. Blackburn and crew were on hand. The shipwrecked crew were taken to the life station and made comfortable. The Tug Dana was also on hand promptly and did everything that was possible to rescue us. We are very grateful for such prompt assistance. The vessel was insured to cover a debt against her, and was worth about $5,000. She was an old vessel having been built at Quebec about fifteen years ago, and rebuilt about two years since.
The register says the Tranchamontagne was built in 1864 hailed from Montreal and was owned by Rathbun & son of Mill Point. She classed B1. She is not valued on the register. But is said to be worth about $4,500. Her cargo was insured.
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- Nov. 1, 1880
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- Richard Palmer
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