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Several nights of heavy gales wreak havoc on shipping around coasts of Britain and northern France

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12/31/1860 to 01/01/1861
A series of gales raged around the coasts of the British Isles and northern France causing heavy losses in shipping.   The Dutch freighter Guttenberg, for example, bound from New York to Hamburg, was driven up on the Godwin Sands and her captain and several of her crew lost. The Spanish cargo vessel, Dulce Nombre de Jesus, carrying sugar from Havana, was wrecked and four men lost.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), 3. 

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