The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1833

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p.1 The schooner Three Brothers, Capt. Stevenson, sailed from Poultneyville for this port on Tuesday, 12th inst. laden with wheat and apples. Since then nothing has been heard of her. On Sunday last, a barrel of apples, the captain's hat, and the tiller of the vessel were picked up near the Nine Mile Point, and fears were entertained that she was lost during the severe gale on Tuesday night. [Oswego Palladium, Nov. 20th]

p.2 On Saturday last, the splendid steam boat Oswego, was launched from the ship-yard in this village. She went off in gallant style, and rode proudly on her destined element. She is to be completed during the winter, and will be in readiness for business early in the spring. We hope the anticipations of her enterprising proprietors may be fully realized, in an abundant return for the capital they have invested in her construction. [Oswego Palladium]

Shipwreck of the Three Brothers - We mentioned a short time since the supposed loss of this schooner. As she has not yet been heard of, there can be no longer any doubt that she has been shipwrecked, and that all on board have perished. We find the following particulars in the

Palmyra Sentinel of Nov. 29th:-

On the morning of the 12th inst. the schooner Three Brothers, Capt. Stevenson, sailed from Poultneyville, freighted with wheat, apples, and cider, bound for Oswego, and is supposed to have been wrecked between 10 and 12 o'clock on the same day - nothing definite having been heard since, from the vessel or crew. The persons supposed to be lost are John Stevenson, of Willliamson (captain,) Cephas Field, of Sodus; and William Bastian, of Mexico, Oswego county, (crew,) and Amos Gloyed, of French Creek, Jefferson co. (passenger.) The wheat, about 700 bushels, belonged to Messrs. Taylor & Co., of Oswego. The vessel was owned by Messrs. A. & B. Todd, of Poultneyville, and Capt. Stevenson. [Oswego Palladium]

The weather has been unusually mild for the time of the year. Up to this date the navigation is perfectly open, and schooners and steamboats are daily arriving and departing. With the exception of the Lake and Canal steamboats none of the others have yet relinguished their ordinary trips....

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10 Dec 1833
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  • Launch of Steamboat Oswego:
    New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.4645704968282 Longitude: -76.513933227539
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Kingston Spectator (Kingston, ON), 10 Dec 1833