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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wednesday Nov. 10, 1880

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Wrecks on Lake Ontario
The Sad story of Sunday's gale continued- The crew of the Norway- the Norman Safe-Other disasters-The Zealand still missing with her crew of sixteen men.
The Norway's crew
Special Despatch to the Palladium

Kingston Nov. 9 The schooner Norway was commanded by Capt. Wm. O'Brien of Garden Island; mate Alfred Joliffe of Wolfe Island; cook Sarah Cotterden of Garden Island the sailors were Thomas and William Shell, Francis Quinn, Wm P. Crosby and James Bissonette all belong to Garden Island. Have heard no further particulars than telegrams from Oswego. Have heard nothing of the prop. Zealand. The Norway was valued at about $15,000. The tug H.A. Calvin left here last night to pick up the Norway but has not returned.

Nothing from the Zealand.
Special despatch to the Palladium.

Toronto Nov. 9.Except the finding of wreckage nothing definite has been heard from the prop Zealand since she left here at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Some vessel men think she may have slipped down the river unobserved, but she has not been reported so far. Others are less sanguine, although all admit she was one of the finest of the Western Express line.

The Norman reported
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Kingston Nov. 9. The steam barge Norman reached Mill Point safely, light from Oswego. She was hauled out and is being caulked here.

The Bermuda

The Bermuda, wrecked at Oshawa , registered as follows; Tonnage, 160, built at Robbins Mills, by John Tait in June, 1867, owned by I. Allen hailed form Whitby, not surveyed.

The search for the Zealand.
Special despatch to the Palladium

Cornwall Ont. Nov. 10. The Prop Zealand has not passed Cornwall, and it is feared she is lost. She left Port Dalhousie shortly after the Oscoda and the Oscoda was here at noon Monday.

Montreal, Nov. 10 There is now no doubt that the prop. Zealand foundered on lake Ontario during the recent gale. Portions of the wreck have been found. She had 14,000 bushels wheat and 280 bbls. Of flour on board, was commanded by one of the proprietors and besides the crew had several passengers. It is believed all hands are lost.

Special despatch to the Palladium

Kingston Nov. 10 No tidings of the Zealand.

The Zealand's Crew- passing her wreckage
Special despatch to the Palladium
Hamilton Ont. Nov. 10

Following is a list, as far as can be ascertained here of those on board the prop. Zealand: Edward Zealand, captain and owner, Joseph Mullet of Lachine First Mate, Thos. Dewey of St. Catharines first engineer; Thos. Armstrong of Hamilton, carpenter. The rest of the crew are suppose to be Toronto men.

Special Despatch to the Palladium

Port Hope Ont. Nov. 10. Captain Henning of the schr. Marie Annette, just arrived, reports having seen a hawser box with" Steamer Zealand" painted on it, with door frames and cabin material floating around it, having the appearance of upper works of the wreck of a steamer about 15 miles southwest of Long Point. He could see no signs of a vessel.

Toronto Nov. 10 The steamer Zealand which it is supposed foundered on Lake Ontario during the late gale was 600 tons burden. The crew number 16 and the cargo was valued at $15,000.

The Maumee Valley Ashore
Special despatch to the Palladium

Brockville, Nov. 10. The schooner Maumee Valley with a cargo of grain. Toledo to Odgensburg, is on a shoal in Middle River 6 miles west of here.

The Norway in Tow
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Kingston Nov. 10. The tugs Robb and Hiram Calvin are towing down the waterlogged schooner Norway. The passed Bath at !0:30 o'clock but will not reach her until this evening. The stern is the only part visible. She is standing perpendicular in the water. Two Kingstonians are among the crew. James Bissonette leaves a wife and two children and Peter Burns a widowed mother. He was her support.

The Pinafore Ashore

Capt. Reed of the schooner L. B. Stone, which arrived to-day reports the schooner Pinafore ashore at three Mile Point near Chaumont. She dragged her anchors Saturday night or Sunday morning. She has lumber for J. K. Post and Co.

Where is the Dundee

The Ogdensburg Journal of yesterday morning says the schooner Dundee, with the tug Cayuga alongside was at anchor between Cole's and Crossover Light when the gale struck them at midnight Saturday. The vessel lurched over upon the Cayuga and came near capsizing her The Cayuga cut loose and sought safety in the bight above the Needle's Eye. In the morning nothing was to be seen of the Dundee, and the Cayuga which returned Sunday evening was unable to tell whether she had done ashore, gone down or found shelter.

A Night at South Bay

Kingston, Whig 8: The captain of the Florence Howard that ran to this port yesterday, says he left Shannonville Friday with ties for Oswego and joined several vessels anchored in Macdonald's cove including the Annandale and Julia. About midnight he left for Oswego and ran along nicely until about 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, when he was compelled to run back to save his deck load. He reached South Bay and threw down his anchors. His vessel dragged her anchors so much on Sunday morning that the captain left in order to avoid drifting upon Timber Island. He shipped the anchors about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon and came here. Some of the ties washed overboard and the yawl was carried away. The captain reported the White Oak at the head of South Bay and the M.C. Upper anchored six miles below Timber Island

The Street.

Wellington Nov. 8 About 4 o'clock Sunday morning the barque Thomas O. Street of St Catharines with twenty one thousand bushels of wheat from Toronto, bound for Kingston, came ashore three miles above here with her sails torn into shreds. The crew hung in the rigging for two hours when all were rescued by throwing a line to shore which was fastened to a tree carrying them all safely to land. The vessel is on rocky bottom and leaking.

Minor Casualties.

At Kingston docks the steamer Hastings broke away, broke her stern and side and lost her life boat. The Erie Belle lost her bowsprit and had her rigging damaged.

The Schr. Norman lost her steering gear on her way down the lake. She reached Collinsby in safety.

A two masted vessel is ashore at the foot of Amherst Island. Her name is not known.

At Dawson's Bay the A. G. Ryan loaded barley, went ashore, and was about two feet out of water and leaking a good deal. The schr. Alexander, also light went ashore.

The schr. Oriental, timer laden, flew into Garden Island Sunday without a stitch of canvas. She was in company with the Norway as far as South Bay Point.

The schr. Mary Merritt wheat laden from Port Dalhousie for Ogdensburg, was off Genesee when the gale struck her. She made for Kingston. Great waves swept over her repeatedly. The cabin was filled with water. Men were kept at the pumps constantly, and sails were allowed to be torn rather than have the pumps stopped. The yawl, big anchor, thirty fathoms of chain square sail and jibs were lost. The cargo is considerably damaged. The sailors worked heroically, remaining closely at the pumps from Saturday evening until Sunday evening.

The schr. Baltic lost her mainsail, boom and gaff. She was bound for Oswego.

The Twilight from Toronto to Ogdensburg, lost her foresail, two jibs, fore boom and gaff and all the gearing. Her foremast head was also sprung. The gale struck the vessel off Presque Isle. She was frequently buried in the water. Her cargo will be somewhat damaged.

The schr. Grantham lost her yawl and the Azov her jibs. The former was bound to Ogdensburg and the latter to Oswego.

The captain of the schr. Alexandra reports seeing a small vessel ashore at Indian Point. She had evidently dragged her anchor.

The Phebe Catharine loaded with lumber from Michael's Bay for Goderich, ran ashore Saturday night, about eight miles south of Kingston. She will likely be a total loss.

The schooner Dundee, light is ashore high and dry at Walter's Bay several miles west of Kingston on the Canada side. No lives lost.

A Kingston despatch to-day says the schooner Lily Hamilton filled at Portsmouth after the damaged grain was taken out of her.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wednesday Nov. 10, 1880