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Ellen Parker (Brig), lost fore-topmast head, 22 Sep 1849

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The brig ELLEN PARKER, in the storm of Saturday night off Long Point, had her
fore-topmast head carried away.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, September 24, 1849

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      ACCIDENT TO THE BRIG ELLEN PARKER. - At about 1 o'clock yesterday (Sunday) morning, while the ELLEN PARKER was off Long Point, the wind blew so hard as to carry away her fore-top mast, top-gallant-mast, and top-galland and royal yards Her sails were considerably torn, and the captain was obliged to lay some three hours to repair damages. She got into port about 9 o'clock yesterday morning,
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, September 24, 1849

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Reason: lost fore-topmast head
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.555833 Longitude: -80.197222
William R. McNeil
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Ellen Parker (Brig), lost fore-topmast head, 22 Sep 1849