The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat. Nov. 22, 1873

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Ashore and Afloat

The schooner Westside, which went ashore near the fort, was released yesterday afternoon about four o'clock- after lightering four thousand bushels of grain by the tug Sumner, and towed into port by the tug Melvin. The schooner has been discharged of her cargo, and it is found that there are between six and seven thousand bushels of wheat wet and in a damaged condition. It is impossible to determine at present the damage to the schooner, as it will be necessary to put her in the dry dock to afford a thorough examination.

The work of rescuing the schooner was the best and the most timely of any wrecking job we had heard of in some time. The bottom of which the Westside was, is known as the worst in the neighborhood of the city, abounding in large boulders, and that the schooner should be got off without serious damage reflects credit upon those having the matter in charge.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sat. Nov. 22, 1873