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The Life Boat, (painting)

Artist:
Sellstedt, L. G.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 21
"On the dark and stormy night of October 3d, 1853, the Schooner Onieda was sailing from Toledo to Buffalo, . . . When off Point Abino, at about 10 o'clock, she came into collision with the Steamer Buckeye State, Capt. Imson. . . . The Schooner soon sank to the bottom, leaving nothing visible above water but her mast-heads and some floating booms and gaffs; on these the master of the vessel, Capt. Winthrop Allen, and Smith Spears, Wm. Hueston, Alfred Dodge and Lewis Wakelee, (a portion of her crew,) succeeded in sustaining themselves during the night, but as daylight appeared, the gale increased in fury and one after another, these doomed men were washed off and drowned, except Lewis Wakelee, he being the sole survivor; . . . Several attempts were made, . . . to rescue the survivors, but without avail. . . . An attempt was made to get a Steamer off to the rescue, but without success, and finally, on the afternoon of the 4th Capt. D.P. Dobbins, with a picked crew, consisting only of those experienced sailors--Capt. Eugene Newman, Capt. John Glass, Capt. John Galloway, Capt. Richard Gunning, and John Keith, transported a Francis Metallic Life Boat . . . and . . . succeeded in rescuing and bringing to the shore, about six o'clock in the evening, the only survivor Lewis Wakelee, who was by that time exhausted almost to the point of death." [P. 8.]
The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture on Exhibition at the Academy's Gallery, Arcade Buildings, Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11th, 1862. Incorporated December 4th, 1862. Gallery opened December 23rd, 1862. Third Season of Exhibition. Buffalo: Joseph Warren & Co., Printers, Courier Office, 178 Washington St. 1863.
Topic:
Disaster--Shipwreck
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Waterscape--Boat
Waterscape--Weather--Storm
History--United States
Landscape--Lake--Lake Erie
Control number:
AECI 00510021
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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