Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Superior (Steamboat), aground, 1 Jan 1828
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DREADFUL AND UNPRECEDENTED STORM.--- On Sunday evening last, commenced a gale, more in the character of a tornado, than anything else, which continued unabated
throughout the night. The steamboat SUPERIOR, and schooners COMMERCE and SUPERIOR, together with the packet LAFAYETTE, were driven from their fastenings, and are now aground, or high and dry---it is stated, that they can all be got off, without difficulty. (very condensed)
      Buffalo & Black Rock Gazette
      January 31, 1828 p.3 c.3

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A GALE. -- Unexampled in violence, since the recollection of the oldest inhabitants, was experienced at this place, on Sunday night and Monday morning last, which did considerable damage to property on the flats, and in the warehouses. The vessels in our harbor were driven from their moorings, and several canal boats are left high and dry. The extent of loss in the warehouses is not very great, owing to the small quantity of goods usually remaining in store over winter. Messrs. Curtiss & Root, we understand, will lose about 50 barrels of salt, and the different houses have sustained more or less damage in pot and pearl ashes, and other kinds of property. The schrs. COMMERCE and SUPERIOR, are ashore on the south side of the Creek, together with the steam boat SUPERIOR, but will be got off with little trouble. The LA FAYETTE PACKET lies in Messrs. Curtis & Root's slip, wedged in by the ice. The pier which forms the southern entrance to the harbor, has received some damage, but to what extent cannot yet be determined, owing to the continued breach of the waves over it. ---- Journal ( part )
      Detroit Gazette
      February 14, 1828

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Superior (Steamboat), aground, 1 Jan 1828