The Schooners GUIDING STAR and SPEEDWELL Damaged Two Miles off Oswego
The schooners GUIDING STAR, Capt. Hurley, with grain for Oswego, and SPEEDWELL, Capt. Cootes, for Toronto, light, collided about two miles off this port last night, the wind being westward.
The GUIDING STAR's bowsprit, jibboom and head gear were carried away and her jibs badly torn. The SPEEDWELL's main chain plates and main rigging were carried away and her mainmast split so it will have to be replaced. Her port side is stove in, and two or three frames broken, and her boat smashed. A tug picked up the GUIDING STAR and brought her into port. The SPEEDWELL worked in and made fast to the pier. The damage of the SPEEDWELL, which is owned in Toronto, is estimated at $500 to $600. The GUIDING STAR, owned by M.J. Cummings of this city, is damaged (estimated) $200 to $300.
Thurs., May 25, 1876
Schooner SPEEDWELL. Official Canada No. 72961. Of 181 tons reg. Built Marysburgh, Ont., 1875. Home port, Picton, Ont. 110.7 x 24.1 x 9.5 Owned by John Ewart, of Cobourg, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886