The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1816

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p.3 The report of the Schooner Comet being lost, as published in our last, has we are happy to state been contradicted.

The Schooner Mary, of Oswego, Capt. Trowbridge, from the Genesee, bound for Ogdensburgh, freighted with about 600 barrels of Flour and Pork, struck on a rock, in a gale, last Tuesday, at the False Ducks. - Soon after she struck, the Captain and three men went ashore in a boat, leaving two men on board, who were taken off yesterday by Capt. Mosier, of the Schooner Mary-Ann of this Port, together with the Captain's trunk etc. at the imminent risk of his life. - We are informed by a passenger, who went on shore with the Captain, that he is now in the Bay of Quinte, endeavouring to procure boats to save as much of the property on board as possible. - It is feared however, that by this time she is a complete wreck.

It was reported here, on Wednesday night last, that the Schooner Pert, Captain Sampson, of this Port, was on shore at the Ducks, in consequence of which, it is due to the Navy to state, that Commodore Sir Robert Hall, with his characteristic humanity, immediately ordered a Government Schooner, which had been laid up for the Winter, to be rigged, which was completed by eight o'clock on Thursday morning, and she actually beat up against a heavy sea nearly as far as Snake Island, when signals were made from the Dock Yard for her to return, it having been discovered that the Pert had arrived in Port.

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Kingston Gazette (Kingston, ON), Dec. 7, 1816