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Virginia (Brig), aground, 5 Nov 1838

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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
      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

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William R. McNeil
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Virginia (Brig), aground, 5 Nov 1838