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Northerner (Schooner), lost deckload, 1 Apr 1859


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Marine News. -- The schooner Northerner, Capt. Disbro, bound from Ogdensburgh to the Genesee river, was out in the gale of Saturday. She left the St. Lawrence Saturday morning, and after having been out a few hours, snowing hard, with the wind gradually increading and the sea fast.
At about 2 p.m. the wind had increased to a gale, and still snowing, with a heavy sea breaking over the vessel with such violence as to wash overboard a part of the deck load of hoops. At 6 p.m. the vessel was driven near on to the shore at Pultneyville, and finding it impossible to clear the land by steering a westerly course, with the wind hauling more to the westward, it was found necessary to wear ship and stand down the lake, after which a portion of her cargo was thrown overboard in order to keep the vessel from being wrecked.
At about 10 p.m. the standing jib was split and torn to pieces by the force of the wind, which continued to blow without cessation, and at half past 4, yesterday morning, the Northerner made this port, and today the Captain entered protest.
      Oswgo Commercial Times
      Monday, April 25, 1859



The schooner NORTHERNER, Capt. Dishro, bound from Ogdensburgh to the Genesee River, was out in the gale of Saturday. She left the St. Lawrence Saturday morning, and after having been out a few hours, according to the Captain¦s account, it commenced snowing hard, with the wind gradually increasing and the sea making fast.
At about 2 P.M. the wind had increased to a gale, and still snowing, with a heavy sea breaking over the vessel with such violence as to wash overboard a part of the deck load of hoops. At 6 P.M. the vessel was driven near on to the shore at Pultneyville, and finding it impossible to clear the land by steering a westerly course, with the wind hauling more to the westward, it was found necessary to wear ship and stand down the lake, after which a portion of her cargo was thrown overboard in order to keep the vessel from being wrecked.
At about 10 P.M. the standing jib was split and torn to pieces by the force of the wind, which continued to blow without cessation, and at half past 4, yesterday morning, the Northerner made this port, and to-day the Captain entered protest.
      Oswego Palladium
      Mon., April 25, 1859


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Reason: lost deckload
Lives: nil
Remarks: Undamaged
Date of Original:
1859
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McN.W.21673
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27979 Longitude: -77.18609
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Northerner (Schooner), lost deckload, 1 Apr 1859