The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Wings of the Wind (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1860

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Schooner WINGS OF THE WIND, lost small anchor in the ice off Buffalo, and
went down the Niagara River.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty List, 1860)

      . . . . .

      Schooner WINGS OF THE WIND which was in a tow being towed out of this port
yesterday and was in the same tow as the barque NUCLEUS, which now lies sunk in
the Niagara River, let go her anchor in the Rapids to prevent her going on the reefs.
Parted her chains and went down the river. She now lies head on to Strawberry
Island in the river otherwise uninjured.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, May 2, 1860

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200
Remarks: Got off
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Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Wings of the Wind (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1860