The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Empire State (Steamboat), 18 Mar 1858

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FATAL ACCIDENT BY DROWNING. - Yesterday about noon a number of small boys were playing on the old steamer EMPIRE STATE, which is lying in the Creek opposite Bidwell & Banta's ship-yard, and is being torn to pieces. One of the boys, aged about eight years, whose name we could not learn, was playing on the arches of the steamer, when suddenly his foot slipped, and in an instant he was precipitated from a great height into the rapid current of the Creek. ...........
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Thursday, March 18, 1858
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      WOOD YARD ON THE FLATS. - We learn that Captains C.V. Dixon and J.W. Vanorman of this city, have purchased the hull of the steamer EMPIRE STATE, now in Buffalo harbor, which they intend to tow upon the St. Clair Flats, and sink her there, to be used as a wood dock, for the accommodation of tugs, propellers and steamers. They have also bought the scow OMAR with which to convey the wood to the dock. The price paid for the hull of the steamer was $500. Her machinery was taken out of her two or three years ago, for one of the new Southern R. R. steamers. - Detroit Adv.
      Buffalo Daily Republic & Times
      Thursday, May 13, 1858
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William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Steamboat), 18 Mar 1858