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Odd Fellow (Brig), squall damage, 23 Jul 1853

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THE GALE ON LAKE MICHIGAN.--The Chicago Tribune says:- "The wind veered round to the north-east about 11 o'clock on Sunday night, and commenced blowing a gale. A large fleet of vessels from the lumber ports arrived yesterday, most of them having met with no damage. The lake was very rough during the day, and the waves broke on the beach in great fury. As yet we have heard of no serious accident among the shipping.
The brig ODD FELLOW, of Buffalo, struck by a squall on Sunday evening, while making our harbor with a cargo of lumber from Green Bay, and carried away her foreyard in the slings, split fore topsail, and mainsail. The Captain reports the blow as having been very heavy on the lake. The brig entered the harbor shortly after without any further damage." (part of article.)
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, July 28, 1853

      . . . . .

      The Chicago Tribune says that the brig ODD FELLOW, of Buffalo, is having a new
foremast put in, and being painted from stem to stern.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, August 18, 1853

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Reason: squall damage
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Odd Fellow (Brig), squall damage, 23 Jul 1853