The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 4, 1880

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What was the Missing Vessel
The Ocean Wave and Great Western heard from -- the Olive Branch still missing.

The reasons for fearing that the vessel seen to capsize off the Ducks, Lake Ontario, last Wednesday, was the schr. Olive Branch, from Oswego to Portsmouth, Ont., with coal, seem to have multiplied. The Ocean Wave, still missing when we went to press Saturday evening, is heard from and safe. Canadian vessels arriving yesterday reported her in the Bay of Quinte and loading for Oswego, which settles that point. Captain Brown of the schooner Eliza Quinlan, which arrived yesterday, saw the schooner Great Western reported sunk and crew missing at Simcoe Island, going into Port Hope yesterday forenoon light. A Kingston special despatch to-day confirms this news. Thus the Olive Branch is the only vessel known to be missing, though some inquiry is made for the schooner A. G Ryan, from Sodus to a Canadian port with coal also said to be overdue. This report is not sufficiently authenticated to indicate that the Ryan may not be safe. The Olive Branch sailed from Oswego Wednesday morning her crew consisting of Capt. Aull and three sailors, two said to be Frenchmen and one an Oswego man The Olive Branch is a B1 vessel, valued at $3,000 and owned by Capt. Aull and Mr. Oldrieve of Kingston, from which port she hails. She had 200 tons of coal. We still hope she may be heard from. In answer to inquiries this morning we received the following special despatches:

Kingston Oct. 4. No tidings of Olive Branch. Schr. Great Western has arrived at Port Hope all right

Sackets Harbor Oct. 4. The steamer Edith Sewell, which went to the Ducks Friday for fish has not returned yet; expect her here about 3 o'clock today.

At Kingston the schr. Dudley reports seeing the spars of a vessel painted, above the water, with the Union Jack floating from the peak. The Geo. B. Sloan also reports at Kingston that she passed within a stone's throw of a vessel sunk, she thought about four miles nor'-west of the Ducks. Her spars were sticking out of the water and flag floating. The end of her jib-boom was visible. The Fabiola, Capt. O'Mara, arrived here reports passing the spars of a vessel about a mile and a half off the False Ducks. About half of the topmast was in sight and the burgee was dangling in the water.

Sackets Harbor Oct. 4. The steamer Edith Sewall has returned. The wind was blowing so hard she could not land at the Ducks, and did not go to South Bay. Fishermen on Grenadier Island think it was the schooner Volunteer that capsized near the Ducks. The Sewall found one cabin stool and one plank. No name on either.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, Oct. 4, 1880