The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Washington Irving (Schooner), harbor jam, 29 Nov 1848

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The gale of last night caused considerable damage to vessels lying in the creek, and to canal boats moored in the several slips. The schooner GREEN BAY, lying on the opposite side of the creek broke loose from her moorings and carried away the Propeller CHARTER OAK, causing the loss of the latters smoke pipe, and otherwise damaging her to the extent of about $200. When the Charter Oak started she bore along with her the schooner BLUE BELL, the damage received by which vessel is estimated as between $400 and $500. The steamer HENDRIK HUDSON also broke loose from her moorings, and tore away the bulwarks, &c. of the brig GLOBE, damaging her to the extent of between $100 and $150. The HUDSON received little or no damage. The steamer QUEEN CITY was run into by a Canadian craft, and damaged to the extent of about $150. The schooner JESSIE WOOD had her bulwarks completely torn away, and received other injury by being jammed in between Larger craft. The steamer GREAT WESTERN has been driven onto the dock a short distance above Bugbees elevator, and is in a rather a bad perdiciment - her side resting on the wharf. Alongside of her lies the schooner WASHINGTON IRVING, with her stern high and dry on the dock, and her bows under. The brig PARAGON and schooner PILGRIM lying in Kinne's slip, were driven onto the bank.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 30, 1848

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Washington Irving (Schooner), harbor jam, 29 Nov 1848