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Bangor, Maine based brig capsizes in a storm off Cape Cod and only one of seven aboard survive

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09/09/1860
In a heavy storm twelve miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the sailing brig Mary Pierce bound for New Haven, Connecticut from Bangor, Maine with a load of lumber got into difficulties and capsized around nine o'clock in the morning.  The seven people aboard were thrown into the heavy sea and tried to cling to the wreck.  Only the mate was still alive when a British schooner appeared later in the day and took him aboard.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Brig Wrecked off Cape Cod - Seven Lives Lost," New York Times, September 18, 1860. 

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