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Minnesota (Steamboat), collision, 9 May 1856


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Steamer MINNESOTA and propeller JERSEY CITY, collided off Fairport, Lake
Erie, the former badly stove, jettisoned 400 barrels of flour and whiskey.
Property loss, Hull $1,300, cargo $1,200.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

      . . . . .

      COLLISION. - We learn from Capt. Dobbins that the steamer MINNESOTA, of the
Lake Erie Transportation Line, bound from Toledo to this port, and the propeller
JERSEY CITY, of the Dunkirk and Toledo Line, bound up, came in collision off
Fairport, about one o'clock yesterday morning. The MINNESOTA was compelled to
put into Fairport for repairs. The propeller was uninjured and proceeded on her
way.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 10, 1856

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The stm. MINNESOTA, the collision of which with the prop. JERSEY CITY we mentioned yesterday, was obliged to put into Fairport, where she will discharge her cargo previous to repairing. The propeller was not injured so but that she proceeded on her way.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 10, 1856 2-5

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      STEAMER "MINNESOTA."- We learn from Mr. Martin, who reached this city on
Saturday from the MINNESOTA, that that steamer will probably be down tomorrow to
be repaired. The propeller JERSEY CITY struck her some 20 feet from her bow on
her starboard, cutting her down two feet below the waterline. The captain to save her
threw overboard between 4 and 500 bbls of flour and highwines, which brought her up
and enabled her to put into Fairport. She there discharged 1,000 bbls of freight, and
will bring down the balance of her cargo.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 12, 1856

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Notes:
Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $1,300
Cargo: $1,200
Freight: flour & whiskey
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1856
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.2372
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Minnesota (Steamboat), collision, 9 May 1856