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Gobles at This Port
Oswego Morning Herald (Oswego, NY), 9 Dec 1912

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The Buffalo Express of yesterday had an interesting article on "Long Point Island, the Graveyard of Lake Erie," and on the front page a picture of all that remains of the schooner Leadville, which went on the beach there November 23, 1883, a piece of a bow and some ribs sticking out of the sand.

The Leadville was last canal vessel built at Oswego. George Goble designed and built her for M.J. Cummings. Captain Patrick Griffin was in command when the schooner was llost. She had been standing in and out behind the point which furnished good shelter for hundreds of sailing vessels in those days, when on one of her tacks in she went a little too close, bringing upon the quicksands, and was never released.

Captain Griffin and his crew, which included Captain James Langan, of this city, who was mate, got ashore all right and for several days lived with the lightkeeper at the Point. The Leadville was a fine schooner.

The schooner White Star, also owned by Mr. Cummings, went ashore the same night, but in a different place. The Star went on the bottom of Pidgeon Bay, Captain Steve Murphy commanding. She was released and afterwards turned into a steambarge.

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9 Dec 1912
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
Richard Palmer
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Gobles at This Port