The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 5 1873

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Captain Pelow, of the schooner Etta Belle, which sunk Wednesday night about 7 o’clock; when about 8 miles off Big Sodus, instead of Little Sodus as stated yesterday, arrived in town yesterday afternoon. The captain informs us th leak was first discovered about 6o’clock on the bluff of the port bow, below water mark, and that the water rushed in in such violence that the pumps were entirely useless. He has no idea of the caus of the leak, as the vessel to all appearances, was sea-worthy when she left Little Sodus. It is very probable that the butts were sprung when the schooner was leading, and that they opened still more when she got out on the lake, by reason of jumping into the heavy dead swell. When it was found that the vessel must go down, the crew to took to the yawl and rowed to Big Sodus. Nearly all of them lost a portion of their clothing, one man losing everything. W. E. Hillaker, one of the owners was uninsured but the other, Wells, had his half covered.

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Richard Palmer
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Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 5 1873