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Globe (Toronto, ON), Monday, May 4, 1914 
TextNewspapers  Globe (Toronto, ON), Monday, May 4, 1914,   The Chances Sailors Take _______ News from the Bay of Quinte of the safety of the schooner William Jamieson relieved the fear that another tragedy has been added to the long list that saddens the story of the lakes. Under-manned schooners have sailed, are sailing, and will continue to sail ...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 10, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 10, 1917,   The Loss of the Schooner Marsh. She Went to the Bottom Just as Day was Breaking, Throwing Everyone Into the Water. Kingston, Aug. 10. - The schooner George A. Marsh, which foundered on Wednesday with a loss of twelve lives, is sunk in twenty-five feet of water and probably no attempt will be...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 11, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Saturday, Aug. 11, 1917,   Services at Belleville - Memorial for the Victims of the Schooner Marsh Will be Held Tomorrow Night. Kingston, Ont. , Aug. 11. - A memorial service for the twelve victims of the wrecked schooner George A. Marsh will be held in St. Thomas's church, Belleville, on Sunday evening at seven ...
Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1917 
TextNewspapers  Daily Palladium (Oswego, NY), Aug. 13, 1917,   To Investigate Wreck. Canadian Government to Look Into the Loss of the Marsh. The Kingston Whig says: An official investigation by the Dominion government into the foundering of the schooner George A. Marsh with the death of twelve persons is taking place at the scene of the wreck between ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, August 26, 1918 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Monday, August 26, 1918,   Sudden Death of Commodore Thomas Crimmins _______ Found Dead at His Home This Morning - Apoplexy Caused the End - Widely Known in Marine Circles. Thomas Crimmins, sixty-eight, one of the last of the old-time Oswego marine men, was found death at his home, No. 133 W. Schuyler street, this ...
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922 
TextNewspapers  British Whig (Kingston, ON), Thursday, Nov. 30, 1922,   Schooner Horace Taber May Be A Total Loss _______ Effort to Get Her Coal Cargo Out before She Goes to Pieces. _______ There appears to be no doubt that the schooner Horace Taber, which went ashore at Four Mile Point is a total loss. The weather has been too rough for tugs to get very close...
Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), May 16, 1926 
TextNewspapers  Watertown Times (Watertown, NY), May 16, 1926,   Lake Freighter Burns, Sinks; Crew Rescued _______ 16 Men and One Woman Found by Canadian Steamship After Their Ship Had Burned to Water's Edge on Lake Ontario - Rescuers Stand By until Vessel Disappears. _______ Sixteen men and one woman, members of the crew of the freighter Charles Horne,...
Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 20, 1945 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium-Times (Oswego, NY), Nov. 20, 1945,   Harbor Bay Took Name From Wreck _______ Schooner Grampus Went Ashore Under Fort in Fall of 1846 _______ Speculation along the waterfront always has been rife as to the origin of the name of Grampus Bay, that cove lying west of the embankment of Fort Ontario, on the Oswego River. Actually,...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 21, 1819 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 21, 1819,   SINGULAR PRESERVATION The Schooner Wolcott of Sacket's Harbor, Samuel Knapp master, bound to Niagara with 30 passengers, was driven into Mexico bay on Wednesday last, by a severe gale blowing from the lake. In this perilous situation she was tossed on the waves 38 hours, expecting every ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 24, 1819 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Oct. 24, 1819,   A few days ago, an Irishmen deserted from the British garrison at Fort George, and swam across the Niagara river. Having divested himself of those articles which would impede his swimming, he exclaimed on reaching the shore, "By Jesus I'm an American born - I've just come stark naked." ...
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 27, 1820 
TextNewspapers  Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Sept. 27, 1820,   It is reported that the schooner Traveller, Capt. Coffin, was lately run upon a rock and bilged on Lake Ontario. Of the three persons on board, the captain and a sailor perished. ...
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1820 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov. 3, 1820,   Wreck of the Asp (Letter dated Richland, N. Y. , Oct. 16, 1820, from James F. Wright, Oswego, county coroner and district attorney, to Thomas Racey of Niagara, owner of the vessel). Dear Sir: The schooner Asp , commanded by Capt. Prosser, was wrecked near the mouth of Salmon River at this...
Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Tuesday, November 14, 1820 
TextNewspapers  Cleveland Weekly Herald (Cleveland, OH), Tuesday, November 14, 1820,   Liverpool, (Onondaga County) N. Y. Oct. 16, 1820 DISTRESSING SHIPWRECK --A Gentleman who arrived at this place yesterday from Salmon River, gives the following account of the loss of the British schooner ASP , of Fort George,(Newark) Captain Prosser, from Newark bound to Kingston. At ...
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov 24, 1820 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), Nov 24, 1820,   The following more particular account of the late wrecks on Lake Ontario is taken from the Sackets Harbour Gazette. The Schooner Triumph, Capt. Davis, with 153 barrels Salt, was driven on the Genessee bar, - vessel and cargo totally lost. The Schooner Swallow, Capt. Pond, in ballast, on...
Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), November 24, 1820 
TextNewspapers  Kingston Chronicle (Kingston, ON), November 24, 1820,   The following more particular account of the late wrecks on Lake Ontario is taken from the Sackets Harbour Gazette. "The Schooner WOLCOTT, Capt. Stulson, rode out the gale, and kept the lake with the loss of 10 bbls. flour, washed from her deck, with her boat and galley stove. The water...
Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Aug 1900 
TextNewspapers  Detroit Free Press (Detroit, MI), 10 Aug 1900,   *DAVID DOWS - 5-mast schr built by Bailey Bros, Toledo, 1881. She was 265 ft., 1481 gt. Lost 11/25/1889 off Whiting, Ind, 10 mi SSE of Chicago. The larger lakes "schooners" mentioned were actually schooner-barges. An example: CHATTANOOGA, built 1898 by Jas. Davidson, W. Bay City, in 1898....
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839 
TextNewspapers  Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, September 11, 1839,   A schooner was capsized opposite this town on Monday last, a strong gale from the South West prevailing at the time. She had neither cargo or ballast on board, and had she not been improperly managed the accident would not have occurred. No lives were lost; proper assistance was rendered from...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841 
TextNewspapers  Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, May 10, 1841,   THE BROTHERS Ye steamers on the River Thames, Though great your fame -- and loved your names-- And so wonderful your speed; Take down your brooms, and own at last, With deep hoarse groans, and flags half-mast, That you are outdone at last. Don't you see the dashing foam, ...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 1, 1842 
TextNewspapers  Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Wednesday, June 1, 1842,   The ERIE. -- It is understood that the steamer STAR has been engaged for the purpose of recovering, if possible, the engine of the lost ERIE. The location where it sunk has been tolerably well marked out, and the prospect is, that the undertaking will prove successful. -- Buffalo ...
Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, August 25, 1842 
TextNewspapers  Western Herald (Sandwich, ON), Thursday, August 25, 1842,   THE LEXINGTON. -- The divers have found the remains of the ill-fated steamer, and have thoroughly examined the after part of the hold. The centre was covered by a part of the bow, which had broken off near the engine and fallen over on it. The men say that there is no sand in the ship, and...
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