The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 24, 1860

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The Steamer Niagara - Her Late Collision. - At a meeting of the passengers on board the steamer Niagara held on the boat, on the twenty-second day of August, 1860, on motion of Mr. J.L. Eldridge, of Wisconsin, Mr. Henry Hartzog was called to the chair, and Thomas W., Berry, Esq., was appointed Secretary.

The object of the meeting being stated by Mr. J.L. Eldridge, to exonerate the Captain and crew of all blame in regard to a collision with an unknown vessel.

Mr. C. Monroe, one of the passengers on board, made the following state: That he was on deck at the time of the accident, and thinks no blame can be attached to Capt. Warner and crew; the vessel was bound up and the steamer bound down; the vessel had plain view of the green light sometime before the collision took place; the vessel showed no light whatever as he saw. Emello Calunano was in the stern at the time; heard the collision; first thing he saw was the bow of the schooner, she shoed no lights whatever; came immediately into the cabin and saw what had been done.

On motion of Dr. W.S. Wilson, of Fla., it was moved and carried that the proceedings of this meeting be presented to the Captain, and that the same be published. HENRY HARTZOG, Chairman.

Thos. W. Berry, Sec'y.

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Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), Friday, Aug. 24, 1860