The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Dec 1874

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Loss of a Vessel and All Hands.

Two vessels left Oswego yesterday, and were out in the heavy gale and snow storm of yesterday's weather that few mariners would venture in. One of them, the schr. W.W. Grant, arrived here this morning, light, and safe from injury. Her Captain brings a sad report. Between the Main Ducks and Yorkshire Point he saw the schooner Star ashore, flying a flag of distress and with seas breaking for more than six feet over her. There was not a sign of life on board, and from the position of the boat the captain of the Grant believes that all the crew were lost. The day was a fearful one, and no person could survive who had to take to the water. The Ducks have no residents at this late season, and this made their condition the more hopeless. The Grant could render no assistance on account of her own difficult situation. The Star was laden with Railroad iron, from Oswego; she was a fine new vessel built this year at the Messrs. Rathbun's shipyard at Mill Point, and owned by Mr. Williamson of Cobourg. Her captain had several of his ribs broken by the falling of a boom on Monday last. and was disabled when the vessel left Oswego. The season for insurances has expired, and the loss of vessel and cargo will be total to the owners. The schooner Babineau & Gaudry is ashore on the South side of Amherst Island, a result of the last gale, also.

p.3 The Yachting Season - on Lake Ontario - Toronto regatta won by Oriole; Belleville regatta won by Ina, at Cobourg Annie Cuthbert won; at Hamilton the Brunette was victorious.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Rick Neilson
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 2 Dec 1874