The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Edward Bancroft (Schooner), collision &c., 2 Oct 1840


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DESTRUCTIVE GALE AND FLOOD AT BUFFALO
The wind commenced blowing from the southwest on Saturday morning about 2 o'clock, and the water in the Creek rose to within a few inches of the heigh of the great freshet of 1835, carrying everything before it, brigs, schooners, steamboats, canal boats and wharfs. Below is a list of 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.
Schooner BANCROFT a complete Wreck. (part)
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Tuesday, October 6, 1840 p.2 col.1


The schooner BANCROFT with a full cargo of flour and wheat, was run foul of in the Creek and every spar cut off even with the deck ( further to the flood and gale at Buffalo Oct. 2nd.)
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Wednesday, October 7, 1840 p.2 col.4


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Reason: collision &c.
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1840
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McN.W.13125
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Edward Bancroft (Schooner), collision &c., 2 Oct 1840