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Columbus (Steamboat), aground, 1 Nov 1835


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On Sunday night and Monday morning last, we had the wind quite fresh from the south west, but no way sufficient to create any anxiety for lake vessels. We were pained to learn, since, however, that its much greater severity west of us caused several disasters.
      The stmr. COLUMBUS, Capt. WALKER we hear is beached near the Light House, at Erie, damage unknown. She threw over her deck load cobsisting of 130 barrels of oysters, before going ashore...... No lives kost, that we hear.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 26, 1835

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Lake disasters.-On Sunday night and Monday morning last, we had the wind quite fresh form the south west but no way sufficient to create any anxiety for lake vessels. We are pained to learn, since, however, that its much greater severity west of us has caused several disasters.
The Steam Boat COLUMBUS, Capt. Walker, we hear is beached near the Light House, at Erie, damage unknown. She threw over her deck load, consisting of one hundred and thirty barrels of oysters, before going ashore. The Steam Boat DANIEL WEBSTER, struck upon the pier at Grand River, in attempting to enter; amount of damage unknown, as she fell off and came to anchor some ten miles below, after the accident.- She is reported to have thrown overboard fifteen horses before she struck. No lives lost, that we hear.
      Buffalo Whig & Journal
      November 25, 1835

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Lake Disasters. - On Sunday night and Monday morning last, we had the wind quite fresh from the south-west - but no way sufficient to create any anxiety for Lake Vessels. We are pained to learn, since, however, that its much greater severity west of us has caused several disasters.
      The steam boat Columbus, Captain Walker, we hear, is beached near the Light House, at Lake Erie, damage unknown. She threw over her deck load consisting of one hundred and thirty barrels of oysters, before going ashore. The steam boat Daniel Webster, struck upon the pier at Grand River, in attempting to enter; amount of damage unknown, as she fell off and came to anchor some ten miles below, after the accident. She is reported to have thrown overboard fifteen horses before she struck. No lives lost, that we hear.
      The schooner Bridget, we have just learned, was wrecked in the previous gale, the one of the 11th inst., which was so severe here, and extended as we see by this through the upper lakes also. She was driven ashore near St. Josephs, on Lake Michigan, where she lies, upon her beam ends, a complete wreck. Capt. Ludlow and all his crew lost, fortunately she had been at Chicago, her outward destination, and landed her passengers and cargo, before the catastophe.-- Buffalo Whig.
      Canadian Emigrant
      December 15, 1835


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1835
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15463
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Columbus (Steamboat), aground, 1 Nov 1835