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Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Wed., Nov. 5, 1851


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Further From the wreck of the Henry Clay.

We take the following from the Buffalo Advertiser: - We are indebted to Capt. E.P. Dorr, Marine Inspector, who, with Capts. Keating and Root, returned from the wreck of the ill-fated Clay on Saturday evening, for some interesting particulars. The body of Capt. Callard was brought down by the steamer Wave.

The wreck of the Clay was found on the 31st ult., by the gentlemen above named, lying on the south side of Long Point, Canada, in ten foot water, bottom upward, aground, fore and aft. Pieces of the wreck and cargo are strewn along the above for miles each way. The vessel is a total loss. the body of Capt. G. Callard was found lashed to the upper deck rail, close to the stern, the rail was broken off, and he laid under water, attached to it by the rope he was lashed with.

Capt. C. had evidently exerted himself to save the lady passenger, who was on board, as she was found lashed to a piece of rail also. She was buried decently, and as well as the circumstances would permit, not far from the lighthouse at Long Point, Canada, in a conspicuous place, with a head board to identify the spot.

There was nothing discovered by which she could be identified. She was apparently 23 or 25 years of age. No more bodies were found. A few articles of clothing, a few papers, and some of the trunks belonging to a number of the crew were found on shore. The trunks were much injured, and the books and papers were handed over to the friends of the deceased. The trunk of the cook, a colored man, with a bible and some other books, but no clothing came on shore. In the bible was written, "Amos T. Carter, of Boston, Mass., born in Duxbury, Mass.1819; a gift from Miss ----, Baltimore."

It is said that Carter had a wife living in London, C.W., to whom his books were sent. Clothing and papers belonging to the first mate, R.E. Dowd, also came ashore, and are in the hands of Capts. Rot and Keating, friends of the deceased.

The funeral of Capt. C. was numerously attended this afternoon from the Baptist Church, on Washington st. He was buried with Masonic honors, of which order, as well as that of the I.O.O.F. he was a member.


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Date of Original:
Wed., Nov. 5, 1851
Local identifier:
GLN.14207
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Richard Palmer
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Syracuse Daily Star (Syracuse, NY), Wed., Nov. 5, 1851