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J. R. Giddings (Brig), aground, 14 Nov 1847


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Brig J.R. GIDDINGS, ashore at Buffalo. Deck load thrown overboard.
      Buffalo Courier (1847 casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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GALE. - Last Saturday afternoon, a fleet of vessels, numbering about fifty, left our port for the west wit a fair breeze - wind north-eats. At 9 o'clock in the evening it commenced raining, and about 1:30 o'clock yesterday morning, the wind shifted to the westward, and blew a gale until morning.
The brig J.R. GIDDINGS, bound down, and loaded with flour, in attempting to make the harbor at the height of the gale, missed stays and went ashore just below the piers; but after missing the pier, both anchors were cast, which prevented her from going hard on shore, and keeping her bow to the wind. Her deck load of flour was thrown overboard, and came safely ashore. She will probably be got off again with slight damage.
      Many of the vessels had their canvas badly stripped and torn, by the force of the wind. The brig MAURICE came in with her sails badly stripped, and her main-boom broken, where it is joined on the main-mast.
      The brig NORTH AMERICA had sad havoc done to her sail, during the late gale.
      The brig L.A. BLOSSOM was much injured in her rigging.
      The brig G.T. WILLIAMS, bound down, during the gale was run into by another vessel, and had her head rigging and flying gib boom carried away. The name of the other vessel, and likewise the damage done her, was not known.
      Buffalo Republic
      Monday, November 15, 1847

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      The GIDDINGS, noticed yesterday, as having been driven ashore below the
pier, will probably be got off, as soon as the wind abates.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, November 16, 1847

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The Brig J.R. GIDDINGS, loaded with flour, in attempting to make this harbor
in the gale, missed stays and went ashore a short distance below the pier. She
threw her deck load of flour overboard. She will probably be got off again if
the weather remains favorable, without any serious damage to the vessel. -
Buffalo Express.
      Cleveland herald
      Wednesday, November 24, 1847

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      Brig J.R. GIDDINGS, ashore at Buffalo November 14, 1847, in a gale, deck
load of flour thrown overboard.
      Casualty List for 1847
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      The schooner DELILAH was sent down to the relief of the GIDDINGS yesterday
afternoon, and brought away a part of her load, so much that she floated, and
attempts were made to bring her in.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, November 18, 1847

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The Buffalo Express says, The Brig GIDDINGS, beached last Saturday night has
been got off and brought into port.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 24, 1847

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missed stays and went ashore a short distance below the pier. She threw her deck load of flour overboard. She will probably be got off again if the weather remains favorable, without any serious damage to the vessel. - Buffalo Express.
      Cleveland herald
      Wednesday, November 24, 1847

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: flour
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1847
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Local identifier:
McN.W.654
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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J. R. Giddings (Brig), aground, 14 Nov 1847