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The New York Times, New York, NY 13 Oct 1894 #
MORE TALES OF SHIPWRECK.
The Hartford Went Down in Mexico Bay with All on Board.
OSWEGO, N. Y., Oct. 12.—The schooner Hartford, bound from Detroit to Cape Vincent, with 22,000 bushels of wheat, is a total wreck in Mexico Bay. All onboard were drowned, as follows:
McCarthy, DENNIS, seaman, of Oswego.
O’TOOLE, WILLIAM, Captain, WIFE, and CHILD, of Clayton.
PURCELL, MICHAEL, of Clayton.
SEYMOUR, RICHARD, mate.
Unknown seaman of Grindstone Island.
The only body yet recovered is that of the Captain’s child. The schooner Hartford was owned by G. H. McKinley, W. H. Consaul, and Capt. O’Toole of Clayton. There is no insurance on the schooner. The cargo is insured for $13,000.
The New York Times, New York, NY 14 Oct 1894 #
OSWEGO, N. Y., Oct. 13.—-No more bodies have come ashore from the wreck of the schooner Hartford. The life-saving crew is patrolling the beach in their endeavor to reach the vessel through the breakers. Capt. Fisher was washed out of the lifeboat and severely injured. The lifesavers did everything possible to get to the wreck.