The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tue. Nov. 25, 1873

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The Westside Accident

The statement of Captain Sweatland, of the schooner Westside, published in the Times of Saturday, reflects so severely upon Captain Hart, of the tug Morey, that in justice to himself he desires that his statement be heard before public opinion is formed. Captain Hart says that when he first sighted the lights of the schooner Westside, his tug was lying at Bond's dock in the west cove, and the schooner was to the eastward of the pier lights and near the shore. He ran out with his tug head on to the schooner and got a line from the vessel's bow, which was made fast to the tug's bow, and commence backing, with the stern of the tug to the westward, to rescue the vessel from the beach toward which she was drifting. He found that it was impossible to save the vessel as she was striking on the bottom when the ligne was taughtened, and to save his tug from drifting onto beach was compelled to leave her.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tue. Nov. 25, 1873