GALE, S.F. Brig, beached on Point Abino, jetted part cargo and got off. Property loss $1,700
Jan. 2, 1854 (casualty List)
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A severe gale of wind has been blowing all day, and during last night considerable rain fell. The water in the Creek is very high, and continues to rise. The brig S.F. GALE, Capt. Osier, got aground on Monday morning about 3 o'clock, in a snow storm, on Point Abino. The Captain came to this city during the forenoon yesterday, returning in the afternoon with a tug to haul her off. They worked all night, and having thrown overboard same 2,500 bu corn, succeeded in getting her off without damage to the vessel about 3:30 this morning, and she reached port at 6 o'clock.
Had she remained aground many hours longer, she would in all probability have gone to pieces, as the wind had continued to increase in violence since she got off. Capt. Osier is a thorough going sailor, and one who understands his business in an emergency like the one noted, and to his good judgment, foresight and well directed efforts may be attributed the safety of his vessel. The GALE had on 12,000 bu corn for Walker & Clarke.
Buffalo Daily Republic
Tuesday, December 6, 1853
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The brig S.F. GALE, Capt. Osier, got aground on Monday morning about 3 o'clock in a snow storm, on Point Abino. The Capt. came to Buffalo and returned with a tug to haul her off. They worked all night, and having thrown overboard some 2,500 bushels of corn, succeeded in getting her off without damage to the vessel, about 3 o'clock on Monday morning (sic), and she reached Buffalo at 6 o'clock. Capt. Osier says that as he came down he saw the brig GREYHOUND and the schooner ORION, both bound down, aground on the Flats.
Cleveland Daily Forest City Democrat
Friday, December 9, 1853