The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday. Oct. 2, 1880

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Results of Recent Gale.
The Schr. Ontario wrecked at Kincardine- The capsized vessel.

Kincardine, Sept 30. - On Wednesday evening a big blow from the north west drove the schr. Ontario of Montreal, loaded with lumber from Thessalon river, on the beach at Kincardine. Capt. Troy was in command, and the crew consisted of five hands and a cook. N.& W. Dyment. Lumbermen of Kincardine, owned the vessel and cargo. The schooner first struck ground near the south pier and refused to answer her helm. She then gradually broached towards the shore until she had reached within about fifty yards of it.. The night was intensely dark, and the crowd that had gathered on the beach could render no assistance. Kincardine has a metallic lifeboats stowed away, but the oars rudders, etc, have ben destroyed or carried away, and it seemed almost like courting death to launch a yawl The crew of the schooner Sarah Jane, under the command of the Captain Pat Keliher, made the attempt and succeeded in rescuing the shipwrecked crew. The cook of the Ontario was the only person that was seriously injured. The Ontario broke to pieces a few minutes after the crew was rescued. The captain and the crew of the Sarah Jane displayed great bravery in going to the rescue of the distressed crew. The loss sustained by Messrs. Dyment is partially covered by insurance.

Kingston Whig.

Considerable commotion was caused last evening on the report gaining currency that a schooner had been lost and that her final plunge had been seen by the captains of three other crafts, who were so far off, however, as to be incapable of giving a correct description of the unfortunate vessel or lending their assistance, She is stated to have been seen between the Ducks, a fore-and -after, the only canvas carried being a part of the foresail and jib. The sea yesterday was very heavy, and the vessel seems to have labored a great deal, and been in much distress. It is not definitely known how she foundered whether she capsized or filled with water and sank. The masters of the Huron, Fitzhugh and Augusta all brought the information to port that en-route hither they saw a schooner in the distance ahead of them, that about noon she suddenly disappeared, and that they all concluded a disaster had occurred Their impression is confirmed by the captain of the schooner Dudley. Who saw the topmast of a vessel above water as he sailed down the lake for Kingston in the afternoon.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday. Oct. 2, 1880