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Nucleus (Schooner), aground, 22 Jun 1827

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We had a severe gale on Friday (6/22). ...The schr. NUCLEUS went ashore at Sandusky in the gale.
      Buffalo Emporium
      June 25, 1827

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GALE. -- On the 22d ult. a severe gale occurred at the eastern end of Lake Erie. Much damage was done to the salt, and other articles deposited in the stores in what is called the lower village, in Buffalo, in consequence of the rise of water. The schr. SURPRISE was discovered on Sunday morning, waterlogged, about 8 miles above Buffalo, and on visiting her, the capt., Philip Secord, was found dead near the windlass, entangled among the rigging. The vessel was a complete wreck; and the crew, consisting of the capt., two hands, and a boy, are supposed to be lost. The schr. NUCLEUS, of Buffalo,went ashore at Sandusky, but will be got off without much injury.
      Detroit Gazette
      July 3, 1827 p. 2, c. 2

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The Late Gale. - The disasters on the lake, at the late gale, are not as serious as we apprehended.
      The steamboat SUPERIOR, was struck by the storm off Grand River, and succeeded in making the harbor of ERIE. Her boat was ashore, and in endeavouring to reach the steamboat, it was driven on the beach.
      The schooner NUCLEUS was beached, near Sandusky.
      The British schooner SURPRISE, with lumber from the Grand River, was wrecked; loading washed out, Capt. Secord found dead on board, and her crew, said to consist of 2 hands and a boy, probably washed overboard. She was discovered a few miles from Buffalo.
      Colonial Advocate
      Thursday, July 12, 1827

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
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Nucleus (Schooner), aground, 22 Jun 1827