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John Q. Adams (Schooner), aground, 16 Oct 1825


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One of the severest gales we have experienced this season, commenced on Saturday night last, and continud with unabated violence until Tuesday morning. At its commencement, the schooners NEPTUNE, PRUDENCE, and MERCATOR, of this port, and the WILLIAM, of Buffalo, were lying at anchor off the harbor, all of which were driven on the beach by the violence of the wind and waves. We do not learn that any of them are materially injured, except the WILLIAM. Some of her planks were stove in, and the hull otherwise damaged.
      The schr. PHOEBE, of Fairport, was driven ashore near the mouth of Grand River, and the schr. JOHN Q. ADAMS, belonging to Mr. N. H. Merwin, of this village, was beached near the light-house, at Buffalo. The steam boat PIONEER, of Black Rock, was driven ashore at Grand River, and sustained some injury, and will probably be laid up for the remainder of the season. The passengers speak in the highest terms of the coolness ot the master, Capt. Pease, and of his judicious managment during the perilous raging of the hurricane.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, Occtober 21, 1825

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DISASTERS BY THE GALE. -- The late gale has been very destructive to the shipping on Lake Erie. Four schooners have been driven ashore, and some of them much damaged, at Cleveland. -- These are the NEPTUNE, PRUDENCE, WILLIAM, and MERCATOR. A small vessel has been driven ashore at Grand River, and the JOHN Q. ADAMS at Buffalo light-house point.
      Detroit Gazette
      October 25, 1825

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      One of the severest gales we have encountered this season, commenced on Saturday night last, and continued with unabated violence until Tuesday morning. At its commencement, the schooners NEPTUNE, PRUDENCE, and MERCATOR, of this port, and the WILLIAM of Buffalo, were lying at anchor off the harbor, all of which were driven on the beach, by the violence of the wind and waves. We do not learn that any of them are materially injured, except the WILLIAM. Some of her planks were stove in, and the hull otherwise damaged.
The schr. PHOEBE, of Fairport, was driven ashore near the mouth of Grand River, and the schr. JOHN Q. ADAMS, belonging to Mr. N. H. Merwin, of this village, was beached near the light-house, at Buffalo. The steam boat PIONEER, of Black Rock, was driven ashore at Grand River, and sustained some injury, and will probably be laid up for the remainder of the season. The passengers speak in the highest terms of the coolness of the master, Capt. Pease, and of his judicious management during the perilous raging of the hurricane.
      Several vessels rode out the storm in safety. Among others, the schr. MACEDONIA, Capt. Wilkinson, of this port, succeeded in keeping afloat during the whole gale. She left Buffalo on Saturday, with about 30 passengers; was driven by this place, then again down the lake, and since the storm abated, has arrived here uninjured.
      Erie Gazette
      October 27, 1825

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The schooner JOHN Q. ADAMS, which was beached a little above the Light-house, in Buffalo Bay, in the late gale, has been put afloat by a process, we believe, somewhat novel. Finding the continued surf of the lake a serious impediment to getting the vessel from the shore, her commander mounted her upon skids, and took her entirely out of the water; and after conveying her, in this manner, across the neck of land separating Buffalo Creek from the lake, recommited her to her native element. The J. Q. ADAMS is a schooner of 55 tons Burthen, and performed her land voyage without injury.---Buffalo Journal
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Friday, November 18, 1825


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1825
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McN.W.11980
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John Q. Adams (Schooner), aground, 16 Oct 1825