The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 16, 1873

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Vessel Dismasted

The schooner Two Brothers, of Port hope, Captain Chisholm, coal laden from this port to Port Hope, arrived here this morning in two of the tug Wheeler, in a disabled condition. Last evening about six o'clock, when ten miles distant from Oswego, sailing with a good smart beeze, a heavy sea, the jibboom guys on the port side parted, the jibboom broke at the cap and the wreck swinging around to leeward, the sails caught in the water, twisting the foremast head and breaking it off at the hounds.

The foresail, in descending to the deck, was badly torn, but aside from that her canvas is uninjured. For a time things were in wild confusion, the vessel rolling heavily in a trough of the seas and the foremast head and topmast swinging by the triatic stay made it dangerous for the seamen to work.

At last the wreck was cleared away and secured, and the vessel, made as snug as possible, drifted with the wind until this morning, when she was picked up. She will be towed to Port Hope where the repairs will be made.

It is fortunate that the vessel did not founder, as she was loaded down to her plankshire, and was at the mercy of the waves.

The schooner E.P. Dorr, of Oswego, ran ashore on Charity Shoal, foot of Lake Ontario, Thursday evening. The tug Franklin was despatched from Kingston, to her assstance.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat., July 16, 1873