The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Adelaide (Schooner), aground, 11 Nov 1835

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From the Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, Nov. 11.
Gale - The wind commenced blowing a gale about 6 o'clock this morning, and continued to increase until about 10. At that time it blew so furious as to endanger the new buildings now being erected in our city, and the shipping upon the Lake. We understand that the schooner ADELAIDE was sunk at the mouth of the harbor, the hands on board escaping in the small boat. Another schooner came in about halt past 1O, with one mast broken. Numerous other vessels have been continually arriving at this port during the day, most of which are uninjured. The lower part of the town is completely overflowed as far as Crow street. A five story brick building on the flats, east side of Main street, not completed, was tumbled down, in a mass from the very foundation. Another four story brick dwelling, unfinished, owned by Danford Richmond, was blown down to the first story, from which a man narrowly escaped by jumping from the third story. Another brick dwelling on South Division street, unfinished and owned by Amos Morgan, was blown down, falling upon his dwelling, adjoining, and crushing in the roof, and breaking through the floor of the second
story, but fortunately none were injured.
2 o'clock P.M. - The wind still continues unabated. The flats are covered with water to a depth of from six to ten feet. Many buildings are afloat, and the damage will be immense. We have reard of no loss of human lives. The gale is unprecedented, and the height of water is greater than has been known for years past.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Wednesday, November 17, 1835

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Adelaide (Schooner), aground, 11 Nov 1835