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River sloop overturns on the Hudson River and crew spend night in frozen waters

Westchester County, New York, 1857
12/13/1860
The small sailing sloop Garret Demarest had left Newburgh on the Hudson River making for New York City.  Opposite Irvington in Westchester County, a squall capsized her around nine o'clock that night.  The four man crew clung to the wrecked vessel throughout a freezing night, one of the coldest of the year so far, till they were discovered and rescued in the early morning.  One of the four later died of exposure.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Matters Up the Hudson, " New York Times, December 15, 1860 

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