Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Anthony Wayne (Steamboat), 20 Apr 1850
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A Mr. Walters was taking back to Philadelphia on the steamer ANTHONY WAYNE from Chicago the remains of his departed wife, during the trip the steamer burst her boilers and Mr. Waters was thrown into the water and fought to keep himself afloat. Finally he bumped into a box to which he clung, at daybreak he discovered the box was the one which held his wife's body. ----Lloyds Steamboat Directory (undated)
      Chatham Planet
      Thursday, December 13, 1855


NOTE.---The Steamer ANTHONY WAYNE , exploded her boiler off Vermillion, Lake Erie, April 20, 1850. She was a total loss, with 50 to 60 lives also believed lost. The above tale must then, if true, date from April 20, 1850



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rescued by coffin
Date of Original
1850
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McN.E.4436
Language of Item
English
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William R. McNeil
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Anthony Wayne (Steamboat), 20 Apr 1850