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Governor Marcy (Steamboat), aground, 4 Jun 1847

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MARCY, GOVERNOR Steamer, ran upon Sturgeon Reef, near Dunkirk. Considerably damaged, May 1847.
      Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
      March 17, 1848

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STEAMER GOVERNOR MARCY. - the Buffalo Commercial of Saturday says the Steamer GOVERNOR MARCY has gone to pieces on Sturgeon Reef, some three miles above Dunkirk. Her cargo consisted of 300 bbls flour, 600 bushels wheat, and 20 bbls copperas.
      Our informant was in error in relation to the GOVERNOR MARCY. She has made her appearance here, and although considerably damaged, will be able in a few days to resume her trips
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Wednesday, June 9, 1847

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ASHORE. --- The little steamer GOV. MARCY went ashore a little below Van Buren on Friday morning last, and was considerable damaged. She was bound down with a full load from Erie. Her cargo was saved in a damaged condition.---Buff.Express
      Detroit Free Press
      Wed. June 9, 1847

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat, flour &c.
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.69089 Longitude: -79.04754
William R. McNeil
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Governor Marcy (Steamboat), aground, 4 Jun 1847