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Europa (Steamboat), aground, 21 Jun 1855


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Steamer EUROPA, (C) ashore on Snake Island, Lale Ontario. Lighted and got off. Property loss $500
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      January 11, 1856

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STEAMBOAT ASHORE.---Capt. Estes, of the steamer NIAGARA, here last night,
reports seeing the new Canadian steamer EUROPA, high and dry on Snake Island,
yesterday morning. We have no particulars. The EUROPE is owned by Captain
Harrison, and some Hamilton men, and plies between Hamilton, Kingston and
Ogdensburg. Snake Island is a few miles above Kingston, near where Lake Ontario
begins to narrow into the River St.lawrence. We hear that the EUROPA was not well
manned, but had a green set of officers, who did not know the way from Hamilton to
Kingston, and this may explain the cause of the disaster. It is said that on the first
trip of the EUROPA to Kingston, she got loose among the Ducks - so far did the
officers lose their reckoning.--------Rochester Union
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Monday, June 25, 1855

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The new steamer EUROPA, Capt. Harrison, ran aground at the foot of Long
Island, in a fog on Thursday last. She was got off on Friday, and will resume
her trips today.-------Toronto Globe

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      Toronto, June 23. - The steamer EUROPA, from Hamilton to Ogdensburgh, went
ashore in a fog on Snake Island yesterday, and is now said to have ten feet of
water in her hold.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, June 25, 1855

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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1855
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.845
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.190833 Longitude: -76.543055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Europa (Steamboat), aground, 21 Jun 1855