The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, November 23, 1880

Full Text
Reverberation of the Gale
News from around the lakes -- vessels in distress and in harbor-terrible suffering and further loss of life

The following additional details of the gale have some in since publication hour yesterday:

In port and ashore at South Bay.
Special despatch to the Palladium

South Bay, Ont. Nov. 22. Schooners in port are the Flora, Gearing, British Queen, Hanlan, Defiance, J. N. Carter, Annie Minnes, Pearl, Clara White; also steam barge Norman. A large fleet is under South Bay Point. During yesterday's blow the schooner Enterprise was driven ashore with a cargo of lumber. She will be got off easy if lightered. Not much damage done. No other disasters.

The Wave Crest scuttled -- The Guelph adrift with frozen sails -- the rescue of the crew
Special despatch to the Palladium

Toronto Nov. 22, Saturday about noon nine large schooners were in sight off this harbor, all working up the lake. The wind was southwest on the south shore, blowing hard and a heavy sea, and was west of the north shore. About 4 o'clock the schooner, Wave Crest, Capt. Taylor had her jibs blown away, and the captain knowing there was no harbor that he could run into drawing ten feet, decided he would put into Frenchman's Bay, rather than run his chances of going to the foot of the lake. He succeeded in getting to the piers within about a length of his schooner. As the sea was running high and he was pounding badly, he scuttled her. She is now lying easy, and if the weather moderates she will be lightened. She has three hundred tons of coal consigned to P. Burns of Toronto. Capt. Sylvester, the owner, is here and says he considered the Wave Crest was lucky to get where she is. The schooner Guelph, class A 2 nineteen thousand bushels capacity, was more unfortunate than the Wave Crest. She succeeded in working up as far as Toronto Island, and Capt. Uglow says he was in good hopes of getting into Toronto about dark, when the gale increased and his whole head gear was carried away. Nothing remained for him to do but to put about and run back, as all his sails were frozen. He let go his anchor off Port Union, where he lay very nicely for a time, and till the chain parted. Not being able to put sail on, the schooner drifted to Frenchman's Bay. The captain tried hard to make the piers, but could not. The schooner fetched up about a half mile from the east pier. The crew remained on board all night. At daylight Capt. McCourt of the schooner John Wesley, Capt. O' Brien of the scow Brothers, Capt. A. Hiltz of the Schooner Belle and George Moore got the boat off the Wave Crest and made two trips to the Guelph. The sea was very high. Capt. Uglow was the last to leave his ship. About four miles west there is another large schooner at anchor, supposed to be the Queen of the Lakes, and there is still another further West. What these sailors are suffering and have been suffering during the last forty hours. No one can tell.

Horrible sufferings of the Garibaldi Survivors
Special despatch to the Palladium
Consecon, Ont. Nov. 23,

The schr. Garibaldi, which went ashore Sunday morning about 7 o'clock on Weller's beach a short distance from the late Belle Sheridan's disaster, was driven out of her course by the gale. She then tried to make Presque Isle, but could not and dropped anchor on what is called "The Middle Ground" but broke her cable. People from the shore succeeded in rescuing three of the crew and the cook, who is a woman, and three remained on board all night. This morning the others were taken out, one being dead and the other two badly frozen. The captain and the mate were two of those remaining on board over night. The mate was dead. His name is Lewis Stonehouse. The captain was saved alive, but his feet were badly frozen. Those remaining on board over night had to be chopped loose from the ice.

A man lost from the Eveleigh
Special despatch to the Palladium

Port Stanley, Nov. 23- The captain of the schr. Eveleight, which arrived last night, reports E. A. Vandercook washed overboard and drowned 15 miles west of this port during Saturday's storm. Vessel considerably damaged.

Media Type:
Item Type:
Date of Original:
Tuesday, November 23, 1880
Local identifier:
Language of Item:
Richard Palmer
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
WWW address
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit

My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.

Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tuesday, November 23, 1880