The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 21, 1819

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p.3 His Majesty's Ship Niagara, of 21 guns, which sunk in 1816, was last week raised and put upon the stocks, to undergo, we understand, a thorough repair. (note - this could be in Halifax - ed.)

It will be seen by the following extract of a letter from Capt. Mosier, that the Schooner Mary Anne, which sailed from this Port on the 9th instant has again been dismasted, and narrowly escaped being wrecked.

Oswego, December 18th, 1819.

"About 5 o clock on the morning after we left Kingston our main mast was carried away - we had previously lost our foresail and jib, and was then off Presque Isle, the wind at the N.W. After this accident, we were obliged to put before the wind, which brought us in with the land about two miles to the westward of Oswego, where we came to anchor and rode out the gale, which lasted nearly three days. On Sunday afternoon the wind abated a little, and the revenue boat belonging to Oswego came off to us - we then got jury masts rigged, which, with the assistance of some old sails, brought us safe into Oswego river. The cargo is all perfectly safe, and no person injured. The ice was above our gunnels fore and aft - we lost all our sails, standing and running rigging with the masts, etc."

The inhabitants of Oswego are entitled to great praise for their humane conduct on this occasion. - They kept fires burning near the water's edge during the night, and were provided with buffalo robes and blankets, that in the event of the Vessel being driven on shore as was hourly expected, they might be prepared to render timely aid to the sufferers.

Several other vessels are said to have been wrecked in the same gale, which proved so destructive to the Mary Anne.

p.4 Twenty Dollars Reward - Will be given by the subscriber, to any person who may secure and return the rigging on the foremast of the Schooner Mary-Ann, which was carried away during the gale on Tuesday morning, the 30th ult. gale.


Dec. 5th, 1819.

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Upper Canada Herald (Kingston, ON), Dec. 21, 1819