Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oliver Mowat (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1905
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      (By Associated Press)
      Chicago, November 29. - Reports received up to early today show 18 vessels were wrecked in the storm which swept over the Great Lakes Monday night and yesterday. One life is known to have been lost, and it is feared eight others have perished as a result of the storm. Four vessels are reported missing.
      The following is a list of the vessels wrecked and missing:
CRESCENT CITY, steel steamer, driven ashore near Duluth.
MATAAFA, Steel steamer, driven ashore at Duluth.
R.W. ENGLAND, steel steamer, wrecked near Duluth.
ISAAC L. ELWOOD, steel steamer, disabled in Duluth Harbor.
J.H. OUTHWAITE, steamer, ashore and burned near Sheboygan, Mich.
CITY OF HOLLAND, passenger steamer, stranded at Rogers City, Mich.
D.C. WHITNEY, steamer, ashore near Port Washington, Wis.
J.H. SPAULDING, schooner, ashore near Port Huron, Mich.
MARY MITCHELL, schooner, stranded near Sheboygan, Mich.
HARVEY BISSELL, schooner, broken up at Alpena.
F.A. GEORGER, schooner, dismasted on Lake Michigan, towed to Sheboygan, Wis.
OLIVER MOWATT, ashore in Lake Ontario.
JIM SHERIFFS, steamer, dismasted on Lake Huron.
VINLAND, schooner, waterlogged at Alpena.
Unknown Vessel, reported ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron
CHARLES. M. WARNER, steamer, ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Sheboygan, Mich.
MARIPOSA, steamer, ashore at Split Rock.
GEORGE HERBERT, scow, sunk off Two Islands, Lake Superior.
ANGELINE, steel steamer, Lake Superior.
JAMES MOWATT, schooner, Lake Huron.
MOHEGAN, steamer, Lake Huron.
ALCONA, steamer, and barges, Green Bay.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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Oshawa, Ont., November 28. - (Special.) - The three-masted schooner OLIVER MOWAT, coal laden, from Oswego for Bowmanville, is hard ashore about a mile and a half east of Oshawa harbor, the east side of Bluff Point. She went aground in a blinding snowstorm and was first noticed by a Grand Trunk train crew. The upper portion of her deck is above water and the seas are washing over her. The crew sent a note ashore in a bottle saying that they were lashed to the rigging and in imminent danger and asking for help. Mayor Fowke telephoned to Toronto for a lifesaving crew to go out to the stranded vessel. The storm has ceased and the seas are going down. The OLIVER MOWAT is owned and sailed by Capt. George Robertson, of Port Hope. The mayor wired for a special train from Port Hope to bring the lifesaving crew from there. The Port Hope crew finally rescued all on board.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 29, 1905

Oshawa, Ont. Nov. 29. - The Port Hope lifesaving crew, last night rescued the crew of the schooner OLIVER MOWATT, which stranded on the rocks near here.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95012 Longitude: -78.29953
William R. McNeil
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Oliver Mowat (Schooner), aground, 27 Nov 1905