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Manhattan (Brig), aground, 18 Oct 1838


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Gale Damage - The lower end of the Lake was swept by a severe gale on Friday, doing considerable damage. The Schooner CITIZEN, with a full cargo of wheat was beached a short distance below the Buffalo Light-house, where she now lies nearly high and dry. During the gale every sea broke over her, and her cargo suffered much injury.
      The brig MANHATTAN, the noblest craft on western waters, with a valuable cargo of Merchandise for Chicago, we regret to learn was driven hard ashore at Point Abino. We understand the craft is bilged, and cannot be got off without much difficulty. Cargo insured. The Buffalo Commercial states that a schooner was beached near Fairport.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Tuesday, October 23, 1838; 2:2

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THE MANHATTAN.-----The steamer CHESAPEAKE has just returned from this vessel, having brought back all the merchandize that could be got at conveniently. The vessel is represented to be much injured, very much, so that doubts are entertained of her recovery --- particularly so, if a gale should come on at this juncture. A large quantity of perishable commodities, which were in the hold, such as sugar, salt, &c., will be a total loss.
      Daily Buffalonian
      October 24, 1838

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THE GALE.---We learn by passengers from the west, that several vessels have been driven ashore by the late gale. Among the number is the brig MANHATTAN, Capt. Stewart, which left on Friday for Chicago, with a valuable cargo of merchandise and salt. Our informant says she is ashore at Point Abino, with five feet water in her hold. The schooner WARREN is also beached at the mouth of Grand River. It is expected that both vessels will be got off without injury.
      Weekly Buffalonian
      October 27, 1838

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The MANHATTAN - The Steamer CHESAPEAKE has just returned from this vessel, having brought back all the merchandise that could be got at conveniently. The vessel is represented to be much injured, very much, so that doubts are entertained of her recovery - particularly so, if a gale should come on at this juncture. A large quantity of perishable commodities, which were in the hold, such as sugar, salt, &c. will be a total loss. -- Buffalonian
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Saturday, October 27, 1838

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The MANHATTAN - The Buffalo Journal says it is thought this vessel will be got off and saved. She was built about a year since, and is owned by O. Newbury & Co. of Detroit. The Buffalo Fire & Marine Insurance Company have a risk of $11,000 upon the goods on board.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, October 29, 1838

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The noble Brig MANHATTAN has become a complete wreck.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Thursday, November 1, 1838

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THE MANHATTAN.---The steamer BARCELONA returned from the wreck of this vessel yesterday, with such articles as could possibly be got out at present. We are informed that a large quantity of merchandize is still in the hold of the wreck consisting of Cloth, Iron, Sugar, Molasses and Liquor -- which will necessarily be left there during the winter, as the weather is so inclement that further efforts to recover it will be unavailing.
      A watch has been placed near the wreck to prevent any piratical hulk from carrying off plunder.
      The Daily Mercury, Buffalo
      Tuesday, November 27, 1838



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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1838
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McN.W.10033
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Manhattan (Brig), aground, 18 Oct 1838