The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Tues., Nov. 14, 1859


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SUDDENLY WRECKED. - On Saturday morning just before daybreak, the schooner Andover ran ashore near Braddock's Point, a dozen miles west of the mouth of the Genesee River. The Andover is owned by Mr. Hudson of Detroit, and was bound for that port with a cargo of 1,200 barrels of salt.

She left Oswego on Friday night before a fresh gale from the east, but sprung a leak during the night and was making water fast, when she went ashore in a snow storm. There is some talk about the disarrangement of the compasses of the ship by which she was misled, but we do not think there is a better reason for going ashore than that she would have sunk if she had not. The captain and crew had no difficulty in landing as the place where she went on is somewhat sheltered.

When the crew left, the vessel was lying easy with the water up to her deck. The Captain telegraphed on Saturday night to Oswego for a steam tug and pumps to get the vessel off, but none had arrived this morning. The furious westerly gale of yesterday and last night, would prevent the tug from coming up. The Andover may be saved, but her cargo of course lost.


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Date of Original:
Tues., Nov. 14, 1859
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GLN.4507
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Rochester Union & Advertiser (Rochester, NY), Tues., Nov. 14, 1859