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1876 Excerpt: ...the Bar, went ashore in the Chord of the Bay, and
bilged. The sea was soon making a clean breach over her, exposing
the crew to wet and cold. Two of them suffered to death, and a boy
was washed overboard and lost. As soon as was practicable, a boat
went out to her, took off the survivors, four in number, who were
in a suffering condition, and the two dead bodies, and brought them
to town. It was a severe storm and much damage was done in this
vicinity. At the south side of the island the tide rose over the
banks, in many places overflowing the land for some distance back.
Mioxes valley was transformed into an ocean, the tide flowing up to
within eighty rods of James M. Hosier's house, (the Obed Marshall
farm, before mentioned, now owned by Albert C. Bartlett, ) and the
water in the pond rose some five or six feet above the ordinary
level. 1816. December l6th, schooner Susannah, Damon, with a cargo
of potatoes and other vegetables, came ashore off Squam Pond and
went to pieces. 1817. June 15th, sloop Mary, of Sag Harbor, Capt.
Jonah Rogers, was wrecked on Nantucket Shoals. The crew were saved,
but the vessel and cargo were totally lost. October 18th, brig
William Todd, of Liverpool, Nova Scotia, from Turk's Island, bound
to Portland, with a cargo of 6000 barrels of salt, went ashore at
the south side of the island, a little to the westward of Miacomet
Pond. The vessel and cargo were sold for$300. She was subsequently
stripped of sails, rigging, etc., and again sold for $100. October,
sloop John, Capt. George Starbuck, was wrecked on the Black Flats.
1818. January 3d, a small vessel belonging at and for Westport,
left here at 11 A. M. A gale coming on, she anchored near Cape
Poge, parted her cable, came back and run ashore on the opposite
side of the harbor. D..
|Country of origin:
Hussey &. Robinson
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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