The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jessie McDonald (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1886

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From Out Of The Storm - About ten o'clock Saturday night the wind, which all day had blown from the northeast, hauled around to the northwest and howled with merciless fury down the lake. The sea was very heavy, but the snow had stopped falling. About four o¦clock yesterday morning the lights of a small schooner were spied coming down the lake and headed for the harbor. She was riding the waves like a duck and was soon at the mouth of the harbor. She proved to be the little schooner PARTHENON - not much larger than the yacht RHODA - with a load of barley and was towed to the Columbia elevator, where a Palladium reporter boarded her and had a talk with Captain "Jim" Cunningham.
He said they left Colburn at 5 P.M. Saturday and the run down was without incident - although the sea was very heavy. They had seen nothing of the fleet that left here Friday night, but he had heard that the schooner JESSIE MCDONALD went ashore seven miles west of Colburn.
During the day the trestle and banks on the lake front were crowded with sightseers watching the heavy sea which came tumbling over the breakwater and through the "gap." Three barges lay moored alongside the breakwater, on the inside, and the spray had washed their decks clear of snow and ice which had formed there during the night.
      Oswego Palladium
      Monday, November 15, 1886

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Reason: aground
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
William R. McNeil
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Jessie McDonald (Schooner), aground, 15 Nov 1886