The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wenesday, Nov. 24, 1880

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Winter on the Welland Canal
Vessels Laying Up-Slow Progress Through the Locks- The Peril and Rescue of the Jennie Mathews.

Port Colborne Ont. Nov. 23.- Passed up- Nothing. Down- Scow Louis, Port Colborne to Welland, to lay up; schr. Singapore do Port Robinson, do. Arrived- Schr. J. Mathews from Buffalo, coal. The schr. G. C. Trumpff ran back from Long Point this morning and will go into winter quarters here. She was bound to Milwaukee with coal from Buffalo. The schooners M. Fillmore and Samana will also go into winter quarters here. The steam barge Abercore and barge started up the canal this morning. Up to to-night they have succeeded in getting as far as Welland. The schr. Jennie Mathews left Buffalo yesterday evening in tow of the tug Morse, and when near abreast of here the tug had to let go of her. No little excitement was created when it was thought she would go ashore as she had drifted near the reef and a very heavy sea was rolling. No tug could get her. Six sailors of the schooner M. Fillmore manned the life boat and ran a line to the vessel by which the tug Maggie succeeded in towing her in all right. Wind. Northwest, light cold.

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Wenesday, Nov. 24, 1880
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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Wenesday, Nov. 24, 1880