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Mount Vernon (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1851


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MOUNT VERNON Schooner, dragged ashore above the piers at Buffalo, May 1, 1851.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      The schooner MOUNT VERNON, was a few miles out when she encountered the gale. She ran back to within a short distance of the harbor and dropped her anchors. She rode it out bravely until about 3 o'clock P.M. when she dragged and went ashore above the pier. She was light and will be got off without much damage.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Friday May 2,1851

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VIOLENT STORM.-About ten o'clock yesterday morning, the wind commenced blowing a tremendous gale from the southwest, which continued all day, frequently accompanied by snow, hail and rain in great abundance. All the sail craft which had recently left port were forced to run back before the wind, and our harbor presented through the day a most excited appearance.
      The water rose with the wind, and at noon it was higher than it had been before since the gale of 1844, a good part of the Flats being submerged, and the waves sweeping over the whole length of the north pier all the afternoon.
      The schooner MOUNT VERNON, from Chicago, loaded with corn, was unable to make the harbor, and went ashore outside the south pier, opposite the central Railroad Dock. She lies in the sand, and is not probably in much danger.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 2, 1851

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      The schooner MOUNT VERNON was a few miles out when she encountered the gale. She ran back to within a short distance of the harbor and dropped her anchors. She rode it our bravely until about 3 o'clock, P.M., when she dragged and went ashore above the pier. She was light, and will be got off without much damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, May 2, 1851

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The schooner MOUNT VERNON is not damaged, and workmen commenced yesterday screwing her up, preparatory to launching her over the pier into the Creek. Captain Somerville deserves praise for his successful endeavors to prevent her going hard on the pier, where she must have been stove. Had not one fluke of his bower anchor broken, she would have ridden out the gale safely.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 3, 1851

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The schr. MOUNT VERNON, which went ashore near the south pier in the gale of the 1st. instant, was launched over the pier on Saturday, by Capt. Bagnall, and is now afloat in the Creek.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 19, 1851

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May 1, 1851.- Schooner MOUNT VERNON, beached at Buffalo - got off and repaired. Property loss, $900
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $900
Freight: corn
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9469
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Mount Vernon (Schooner), aground, 1 May 1851