The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Virginia (Brig), aground, 5 Nov 1838


Description
Full Text

Disasters of the Gale -The heavy gale which blew during nearly the whole of Monday night, caused an unprecedented amount of damage to our lake craft. A large number of heavily laden vessels were out, no less than thirteen of which were beached, between Grand River and Erie, as far as we have information. We give below such particulars as we can learn respecting the wrecks.
      Brig VIRGINIA, Capt. Douglass, 115 tons, ashore near Madison Dock, with 5 ft water in her hold -- will probably be got off, with some injury to her cargo of dry goods. Owned by Atwater & Ruden, and the Captain
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, Movember 8, 1838
     
     
     
Capt. Allen of the steamboat BUFFALO, which arrived in safety this morning, sends us the following
      Steamboat BUFFALO, Wednesday morning
      LIST OF VESSELS ASHORE
      between Grand River and Erie.
Schooner TOLEDO, ashore half a mile below Grand River. Cargo - dry goods - Vessel bilged.
Schooner RALPH GRANGER, ashore one mile below.
Steamboat NEW ENGLAND, about six miles below Grand River 9on her return from Chicago, with 1,500 bbls. flour from Cleveland.)
Brig VIRGINIA, about one mile above Madison Dock
Two schooner, one supposed to be the DOLPHIN.
One schooner above Conneaut, Twoschooners at Conneaut.
Three schooner between there and Erie - one is at Sandusky.
      Schooner EAGLE - below Erie - gone to pieces.
      No lives lost, to our knowledge.
      Daily Buffalonian
      November 8, 1838
     


VIRGINIA Brig, Capt. Douglass, 115 Tons, ashore at Madison Dock, with 5 feet of water in her hold - will probably be got off, with some injury to her cargo of dry goods. Owned by Atwater & Ruben, and the Captain.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 12, 1838


      The steamboat NEW ENGLAND, Captain Burnet, which was beached in the heavy gale of the 5th instant, arrived in port this forenoon, having been got off on Tuesday morning from her perilous situation. She has received some slight damage to her wood work on deck, and the guard decks have been partially torn up, but is otherwise perfectly sound -- not a berth having started. She has been dismantled, preparatory to laying up.
      The brig VIRGINIA is also off, and now lies in Erie harbor. Her cargo is more or less damaged. The schr. TOLEDO has driven over the bar on which she lay. and is now in a worse situation than before. She will be, as before stated, a total loss. Exertions are making to save the cargo, which is, however, much injured. The schr. BENJ. BARTON has broken in two, which is all we learn respecting her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Friday, November 16, 1838


      The brig VIRGINIA of this port, which was driven ashore west of Madison Dock during the late gale, was got off and arrived here yesterday.
      Erie Gazette
      Noember 15, 1838




The Brig VIRGINIA has been got off and taken to Erie, cargo somewhat damaged.
      Cleveland Daily Herald & Gazette
      Monday, November 19, 1838


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: aground
Freight: dry goods
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1838
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.10054
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Virginia (Brig), aground, 5 Nov 1838