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J. B. Kitchen, U75511, in distress ?, 17 Oct 1916

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      Schooner Is In Distress- In Lake Ten Miles Off This Port With Sails Blown Away - Coast Guard to Rescue
In the face of a heavy sea the United States Coast Guard crew in the powerful surfboat ENDEAVOR, at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon started out into the lake to offer assistance to a two-masted schooner apparently in distress.
The vessel is headed eastward without any canvas up with the exception of two small jibs and it is the opinion of Captain Clemens that the craft is in distress. It is too far out in the lake to establish the identity and it is only visible through glasses.
The lookout in the Coast Guard station sighted the schooner at three o'clock. It is believed that the schooner had been buffeted about by the gale all night and this morning and that her canvas has been swept away.
The J.B. KITCHEN, a two-master, is expected at the D.L. & W. trestle from Kingston and the JAMIESON, another two-master, is expected to arrive in this port from Napanee. The vessel that the Coast Guard has started for may be either of these vessels.
      Oswego Palladium
      Tues., October 17, 1916

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
William R. McNeil
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J. B. Kitchen, U75511, in distress ?, 17 Oct 1916