Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Atlantic (Steamboat), 27 Aug 1852
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Mons. Maillefort, who is extensively known in this country, by his submarine operations in the Hurigate Channel, near New York, it is said intends to attempt raising the ATLANTIC. The wreck has been found in 140 ft. of water.
      The Buffalo Commercial Advertiser publishes an account of a meeting held by the citizens of Buffalo to investigate the cause of the disaster. The testimony of the first and second mates, the wheelsman and porter of the ATLANTIC was taken. They endeavor to exonerate themselves, and to produce the impression that they did all in their power to keep clear of the propeller! These informal investigations amount to little, after all; and as was, of course, to be expected, nothing important was elicited in the testimony given by the officers. It is said the examination was invited by the owner of the Boat. The only way of arriving at the truth will be by holding a Coroner's Inquest, which should be conducted under competent authority, and by persons who will not shrink from their duty. If it is so easy a matter for the officers of the ATLANTIC to prove that they were, "in no wise to blame," why do they demand a legal investigation, before a competent tribunal, in order that they may free themselves from the imputation of blame under which they now rest?
      Sandusky Daily Register
      August 27, 1852 2-2

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William R. McNeil
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Atlantic (Steamboat), 27 Aug 1852