The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 5, 1880

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The Morning Star Ashore

Mr. James Kane of North Scriba, who came to town this morning, reports the Schr. Morning Star ashore at Brady's beach seven miles east of Oswego. She had 8,600 bushels of barley from Kingston, consigned to Irwin & Sloan, Oswego. She was struck by the squall yesterday afternoon off Oswego, lost her canvas, drifted down the lake and went on about seven rods from shore about 9 o'clock last evening. The mate made a raft out of a hatch, came ashore, went to the house of Henry Kane and woke up the occupants. Mr. Kane and Hugh Brady accompanied the mate to the beach, where they launched an old flat bottomed fish boat belonging to Henry Kane, and the mate and Brady started for the stranded vessel which they reached in safety. They took aboard one sailor and the cook, a boy and landed them. After which they took off the captain. The crew were made comfortable over night at Mr. Brady's and Mr. Kane's The vessel lied head on the beach, with her stern stove in and cabin washed off. The beach is rocky. The captain boarded her this morning and found her lying easy, not injured except as stated above, her grain all in her and pretty dry on top. He went to Texas life station and reported to the owners. Ht Morning Star is owned by alderman Gaskin of Kingston and was not insured. Captain Martin Staley is her master.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 5, 1880