The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thursday Nov. 11, 1880


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Toronto 10: One of the crew of the Bermuda, wrecked on Sunday last, was in town yesterday. He says the partly loaded at Whitby and sailed for Ottawa where they finished on Saturday night, and prepared to leave for Kingston. At 9:30 they were scarcely three miles from land when the wind rose and they had to run, but at 11 broached to, as he thinks by the rudder becoming disabled, and lay at the mercy of the waves. Drifting before the wind they reached the north shore and endeavored to beach the vessel, but the bottom was rocky and she struck violently, soon becoming a total wreck. Making their way forward, the crew remained until daylight when a crowd assembled on the beach, but were unable to render assistance. Several attempts were made to get a line ashore, but they all failed and at last a volunteer crew manned the Bermuda's yawl boat, which had come ashore some miles further down. They managed to reach the wreck, but became entangle in the debris and after taking on the crew and cleaning that, they swamped. It was then every man for himself, but with the assistance of those on land, all managed to get ashore with the loss of their clothing only.


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
Thursday Nov. 11, 1880
Local identifier:
GLN.5459
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Thursday Nov. 11, 1880