Constitution (Steamboat), sunk by striking pier, 1 Jul 1847
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STEAMBOAT ACCIDENT. -- Last Saturday as the steamer CONSTITUTION, Capt. John Vail, was making the wharf of B. Higgings & Co., she ran foul of the north-west corner of the dock, bows on, about six feet from the stem. Her wheels had stopped, but the boat was under full head way, and when within six feet of the wharf her backing bell runk, but the engine was motionless when she struck. The concussion was such to stop her headway, but smashing a large hole in the bow of the steamer some 6 or 7 feet in length and about the same width, in the shape of a triangle. They ran her towards the shore but she sank in going her length, where she now lies in about eight feet of water. She will be repaired and come out again in a week. Capt. Vail was not on board at the time. -- Sand
Vleveland Weekly Herald
Wednesday, August 11, 1847
BOAT CHANGES. -- The old CONSTITUTION was recently sunk in Sandusky bay, and the Buffalo Express states that the SAM WARD, a safe, new boat, is hereafter to run in the Sandusky line in her place.
Cleveland Weekly Herald
Wednesday, August 4, 1847
CONSTITUTION Steamer, ran into the pier at Sandusky and sunk.
Buffalo Courier (casualty list)
March 17, 1848
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Ohio, United States
- William R. McNeil
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