Victory (Schooner), aground, 2 Oct 1840
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DESTRUCTIVE GALE AND FLOODS AT BUFFALO
We have been obligingly permitted to copy the following particulars of the damage done by the late gale at Buffalo, from a business letter to a gentleman in this city.
"The wind commenced blowing violently from the southwest on Saturday morning about 2 o'clock, and the water rose in the Creek to within a few inches of the height of the great freshet of 1835, carrying everything before it, brigs, schooners, steamboats,canal boats and wharves. My dock is gone, not a stitch to be seen. The Schooner VICTORY laid alongside of it, but now lies high and dry on the flats above. Cargo flour and stave. Below is a list of a part of the destruction of property.
Steamboats MICHIGAN and VERMILLION high and dry
Brig ERIE, high and dry with 200 tons of merchandise
Brig INDIANA, high and dry with a full cargo of produce. (part)
Cleveland Daily Herald
Tuesday, October 6, 1840 p.2 col.1
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- Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes