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Warren (Schooner), lost part deck-load, 2 Oct 1840


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DESTRUCTIVE GALE AND FLOOD AT BUFFALO
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 all gone,not a stick to be seen. The schooner VICTORY laid alongside of it, but now lies high and dry on the flats above. Cargo flour and staves. 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
Schooner BANCROFT a complete wreck.
Schooner WYANDOT, badly injured, cargoes of BANCROFT and WYANDOT saved, partially damaged.
Schooner BUFFALO, lost a deck load of staves
Schooners WARREN and CAMBRIA both lost part of their deck load, staves.
Schooner FAVORITE, lost 260 barrels flour, thrown overboard.
Schooner MARTHA FREME, damaged, cargo of wheat (part)
      Cleveland Daily herald
      Tuesday, October 6, 1840 p.2 col.1


One of the vessels omitted on Saturday was the Schooner WYANDOT, which has suffered considerably having her bow and bulwarks all destroyed and her rigging much injured. --- Buffalo Commercial, Monday. (part)
      Cleveland Daily herald
      Wednesday, October 7, 1840 p.2 col.4


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Reason: lost part deck-load
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Date of Original:
1840
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13129
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Warren (Schooner), lost part deck-load, 2 Oct 1840