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Andes (Brig), aground, 13 May 1853


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ANDES Brig, beached at Cleveland, cargo corn. Got off. Property loss $450.
      Buffalo Express
      Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty list)

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      THE STORM ON LAKE ERIE--PROBABLY DISASTERS AND LOSS OF LIFE
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      About six o'clock last evening, a heavy storm blew up from the north west, accompanied by thunder and lightning. The rain fell in torrents, and continued for about two hours. The rain over, a stiff "nor'wester" blew up, continued with great violence throughout the night, and has not yet ceased. The lake was lashed to fury, the waves rallying with tremendous force to the shore. So strong was the wind that awnings in different parts of the city were torn to shreds, trees were broken and chimneys blown down.
      At daylight, the schooner ANDES, owned by Mr. Walker of Buffalo, was beached. She struck ground within a few rods of the Cleveland and Pittsburg Railroad Depot. It seems she was following the steamer CLEVELAND, and as they neared the pier, the captain feared a collision, so he took in a portion of canvass; the wind immediately carried her
outside the pier, and in a few moment she was ashore. She was loaded with corn, which is now damaged by the water, which is breaking over her at each successive wave. - - -
Cleveland Plain Dealer
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 20, 1853 (part of article)

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      The schooner ANDES has been hauled off, and now rides in safety on the river. Her cargo of corn is stored in Scott's Warehouse. A large portion is not damaged to any extent. - Cleveland Plain Dealer, 23rd.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      May 24, 1853

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1853
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2037
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Andes (Brig), aground, 13 May 1853