The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1878

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p.2 Collision - schr. E.G. Benedict, Capt. Webster, hit pier and ran into steamer Kincardine. [Palladium]

Lost on Lake Michigan - schr. Dan Lyons, Capt. M.M. Holland, sunk at foot of Lake Michigan after collision with schr. Kate Gillett; built in 1873, owned by Dan Lyons and George Goble of Oswego.

p.3 Friday's Gale - The Rochester Express tells more of the gale of Friday last. A severe gale prevailed on the lake during Friday night and this (Saturday) morning, which has doubtless done considerable damage to the shipping. A very heavy sea was rolling in, making it almost impossible for vessels to get into the harbor. At three o'clock this (Saturday) morning the schooner Julia, from Kingston, went ashore opposite the yacht club house at Summerville. The crew, consisting of five men and one woman, were in a perilous position for some time, but were finally rescued by the crew of the lifeboat stationed at Charlotte. Efforts are being made to get the schooner off, but the weather is at present unfavorable for the work.

Sailor Missing - The Oswego Times says: Wm. Seege, of Mill Point, mate of the schooner Sibylla, has been missing since last Monday night. He left his vessel, which was lying at Rathbun's dock, Oswego, went up town, and after drinking at several saloons, became intoxicated and was last seen crossing the lower bridge from the east to the west side. His hat was found the next day on a lath pile in Rathbun's lumber yard, but as the schooner had gone out and he was supposed to be on her, nothing was thought of it. Saturday the Sibylla returned to Oswego and it appears that Seege did not go on her. He has a wife and several children at Mill Point.

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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British Whig (Kingston, ON), 22 Oct 1878