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Western World (Steamboat), collision, 18 Sep 1854

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WESTERN WORLD Steamer, sunk Schooner E.C. WILLIAMS, at dock in Buffalo. Property loss $2,000 (for both vessels ?)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (casualty list)

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SCHOONER SUNK.---The steamer WESTERN WORLD, on leaving her dock on Monday evening last, the wind blowing pretty fresh, parted one of her lines and was blown across the Creek, crowding upon the schooner E.C. WILLIAMS, which was discharging coal at the Michigan Central dock, causing her to sink almost immediately. She will be got up without much loss.
      The Democracy,Buffalo
      Wednesday, September 20, 1854

The schooner NAVIGATOR, Clawson, Master, broached at Michigan Harbor, and is full of water. She is fully insured, The schooner F.C. WILLIAMS, Bone, was run into by the steamer WESTERN WORLD, at Buffalo, and sunk, She was loaded with coal. The HARRIET ROSS was ashore at Point Abino, but was sound. Schooner ISABELLA, owned by M.B. Scott, laden with 2,000 barrels of salt, went ashore, Tuesday, near Dunkirk; insured for $5,000. The new steamer ILLINOIS, reported wrecked, is safe.
      Cleveland Morning Leader
      Friday, September 22, 1854

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Western World (Steamboat), collision, 18 Sep 1854