The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, May 30, 1873

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Vessel Dismasted. - The schooner Tranchemontagne, Captain Covert, arrived in port this morning from Trenton with a cargo of heading, in an almost helpless condition. Last night about eight o'clock, when the schooner was off the Ducks, the wind suddenly changed to the northeast and in jibing her sails both spars were carried away.

The mainmast broke about ten feet below the hounds and the wreck in falling, brought up with such force on the triatic stay, that the foremast head was broken off close down to the cap. After clearing away the wreck the foresail was again hoisted and the vessel came along arriving here this morning. The Captain thinks both spars were bad ones or they would not have broken for both sheets were hauled aft when the sails jibed.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, May 30, 1873