An Old Tar's Twister
The Speed of Vessels Twenty-Five Years Ago - A Miraculous Escape From Drowning
It was a dark stormy night - the wind howling its loudest and shrillest from the northwest, a good night for a yarn and it was evident from the frequency with which the...
The Schooner William Elgin. - The Belleville, Jefferson county, correspondent of the Watertown Dispatch writes as follows: "The schooner William Elgin, which went ashore near Armstrong's on Wednesday evening, is still fast in the sand. The deck load of lumber has nearly all been washed...
The addition to Oswego's fleet, the new schooner Lem. Ellsworth, arrived in port yesterday afternoon in tow of the tug Morey. She is "no slouch of a schooner" as one of the wharf rats remarked yesterday, but on the contrary is a staunch and thoroughly fastened vessel, at full ...
Captain Edmund Welch.
Yesterday Captain Edmund Welch, one of the oldest and at one time one of the most prominent captains on the lakes, died. Capt. Welch was born on the island of Newfoundland, in October, 1815, and being left an orphan at an early age, went to sea.
After spending some ...
The Countess of Dufferin
Her Blocks, Mast Hoops, Dead Eyes, etc., Made in Oswego
Oswego has an interest in the new yacht Countess of Dufferin, launched yesterday at Coburg, which is to sail the crack yachts of the New York Club this summer for the Queen's cup, won by the yacht...
A Dishonest Captain
An Accident to the Schooner Babineau & Gaudry Lands the Captain into the
Clutches of the Law.
The sinking of the schooner Babineau & Gaudry near Alexandria Bay was an unfortunate thing for the owner and captain, William Patterson of Picton, ...
A Reminiscence of the Days When the Mormons were on Beaver Island, Lake Michigan.
"The lakes have had pirates in their day," remarked a weather beaten hulk, and he rolled his quid to starboard as he cast a side long glance at three or four incredulous young ...
An Old Tar's Twister
A Breeze on Lake Erie.
Yes, to be sartin, I remember the breeze in the fall of '44. I were mate on one of them 'ere pocket edision brigs belongin' to Detroit then. We was workin' up Lake Erie and had just got breast of the O w'en wind, which were ...
How to Hook on a Boat.
It is reported that Capt. Billy McGee of the schooner Richardson of Kingston, has sold his schooner and is going to retire to a farm. There is considerable music in Capt. Billy and he will be missed at this port. Last fall Captain Billy (who by the way is rather broad in...
Relics of Lost Vessel
A Trunk and Other Articles supposed to be from the Maggie Hunter Found Floating in Lake Ontario.
About half past four o'clock Sunday morning Henry and John Featherstonhaugh started down the lake in a boat after drift wood. On their way back about 7 a. m....
The Burning of the Ellsworth
Hon. A. C. Mattoon returned from Stony Island last evening. It appears that the steam barge Ellsworth lay at anchor off Stony Island in about 21 feet of water when she burned Tuesday evening. She had landed the party from this city, and they had gone into camp on...
The New Schooner Leadville
The dimensions of the new schooner Leadville, owned by M.J. Cummings and launched at Goble & Macfarlane's yards yesterday, are as follows:
Length 142 feet 6 inches; beam 26 feet 3 inches; depth of hold in the shoalest place, 12 feet, and at the forward hatch, 13 ...
Buffalo Courier (Buffalo, NY), November 25, 1882, page 3page 3 Column 2
A Thrilling Adventure.
The Wreck of the Schooner Cummings - Three of the Crew Overboard - All Safe.
Capt. Ferris, of the tug Charley Ferris, which arrived back this morning, after towing the dismasted schooner M.J. Cummings from Thirty Mile Point to Port Dalhousie, says that the crew of the...
Loss of the Ida Walker
Need of Paid Crews of Life Savers on the Canadian Shore.
Captain O'Hagan, of the schooner Hannah Butler, sharply criticizes the failure of the Canadian government to establish life saving stations and keep paid crews along the Canadian shore. Speaking of the...
On Monday, December 14, 1886 the schooner Ocean Wave, which went ashore near Port Ontario a few days ago, has been stripped of her canvas and rigging and will be hauled out on the shore for the Winter About 2,500 bushels of her cargo have been taken out dry and the rest will be saved. The...
Wrecked on the River.
Fisher's Landing, Aug. 23. - The three masted schooner A. Vickery, with 21,000 bushels of corn for cargo, bound for Prescott from Chicago, struck a shoal near the Rock Island light house near Fisher's Landing, Thursday night, August 15. The schooner left Chicago August...
A Steam Yacht Destroyed
A Mystery in Connection With the Burning of the Magic This Morning.
Port Ontario, March 28. - (Special.) The steam yacht Magic, owned by Captain Ripson of Pulaski, was discovered to be on fire at 3 o'clock this morning and was speedily reduced to ashes. The...
Peter Dufrane, for seventy two years a resident of this city, and one of the pioneer shipbuilders of the lakes, died at the home of his niece, Miss Louise Dufrane, 171 West Seneca street, last night in his ninety-third year. Born in Quebec in June, 1821, Mr. ...
Schooner Is In Distress
In Lake Ten Miles Off This Port With Sails Blown Away - Coast Guard to Rescue
In the face of a heavy sea the United States Coast Guard crew in the powerful surfboat "Endeavor," at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon started out into the lake to offer assistance to a...