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Darien (Schooner), U6142, gale damage, 4 Nov 1856

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Schooner DARIEN, put into Genesee River, damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      A despatch from Rochester, says that the schooner DARIEN is at the mouth of the Genesee, with upper works considerably damaged. The schooner HUNTER, outside of the pier, and the schooner RUBY inside, are disabled. The schooner UTICA is dismasted, and several other vessels in port seriously damaged.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

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More Effects Of The Gale -- The recent gale on the lakes has proved very disastrous to vessels , and the amount of property lost is very large. No gale this season has equaled it. We are under obligations of to S.B. Ludlow, Esq., Secretary of the North Western Insurance Co., for aiding us in completing our list of disasters.
      A dispatch from Rochester to the N.W. Ins. Co. last night, after our report was made up, gives several items of interest in relation to vessels in and out of the Genesee River. The dispatch says the schooner HUNTER is outside the piers with signal of distress flying; schooner DARIEN in the river with upper works considerably damaged; schooner RUBY inside the piers in a damaged condition; schooner UTICA lying near the east pier dismasted and otherwise damaged, and several other vessels in port not seriously injured, among them the barque GREAT WEST.
      We learn this morning that the schooner ALMEDA is at Big Sodus, having rode out the gale, and losing all of her sails and deck load of lumber. The Captain was in the city this morning after a tug to go to her assistance. The schooner FOREST QUEEN, with salt from this port for Hamilton, is sunk in the Genesee river. The brig SEMINOLE had her upper works damaged in the gale and is now at Port Dalhousie.
      The brig SAMPSON is reported ashore near Sandy Creek, below Port Ontario. She is owned by Reed & Stone, of this city, and cleared on Monday night for St. Catharines, with part of a cargo of coal. A Canadian schooner, loaded with lumber, is reported by a fisherman ashore two miles below Port Ontario. The schooner ADMIRAL, bound from Toronto to this port with wheat, lost some of her sails in the gale, and was driven down to Cape Vincent.
      The schooner CARRIER DOVE, with wheat from Hamilton to this port, put into Kingston leaking, and was towed over Tuesday night by the steamer AMERICA - A portion of her cargo is damaged. The schooner STAR OF THE NORTH, from Chicago, arrived yesterday afternoon with loss of fore sail and main gaff. The latter was carried away when the vessel was coming in between the piers.
      The tug R. REED with two lighters were sent up this afternoon to the J.G. DESHLER, her cargo will be taken out, though in a damaged condition. It is thought the vessel will be saved. The schooner J.P. HALE, ashore on Ford's Shoals, went to pieces in the gale.
      About 7,000 bushels of wheat in the schooner CUYAHOGA, which vessel was damaged in the harbor yesterday morning, will be saved in good condition. She is being kept remarkably free of water by one of Worthington's pumps, belonging to the North Western Ins. Co.
      Oswego Daily Times
      Thursday, November 6, 1856

      Schooner DARIEN. U. S. No. 6142. Of 298 tons. Built Milan, O., 1855. Lost Lake Huron 1870.
      Herman Runge List
Schooner DARIEN. U. S. No. 6142. Of 221.30 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: gale damage
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
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Darien (Schooner), U6142, gale damage, 4 Nov 1856