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Nautilus (Schooner), capsized & aground, 23 Sep 1817


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Buffalo, Sept. 23 - A heavy gale of wind was experienced on Lake Erie, on Tuesday last. Several vessels were driven down the lake, and some considerably injured. The schr. NAUTILLUS, from this port for Sandusky, was upset about 50 miles above Erie. The passengers and crew succeeded in saving themselves upon the side of the vessel until she drifted down the lake nearly off Erie, when lieut. Newcomb, of the U.S. Army, lately from Sacket's Harbor, as a last resort, left the vessel and attempted to reach the shore by swimming; but being much exhausted, having been on the wreck 48 hours without any kind of sustenance, he was overcome by the violence of the waves, and soon sunk to rise no more. The remainder of the passengers and crew were soon after relieved by a boat from the shore.
      Niles National Register
      October 4, 1817


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Reason: capsized & aground
Lives: 1
Remarks: ?
Date of Original:
1817
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16563
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Nautilus (Schooner), capsized & aground, 23 Sep 1817