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Louisiana (Steamboat), aground, 20 Oct 1857

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LOUISIANA Steamer, in attempting to get into Port Burwell, struck on the 'bar' and became a total wreck. Property loss $10,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

The steamer LOUISIANA, of the Buffalo and Green Bay Co's Line, went ashore at Port Burwell, C. W., yesterday, during the storm, while endeavoring to enter the harbor. She is probably a total loss. Passengers are all saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 21, 1857

The tug and steam pump which went to the assistance of the steamer LOUISIANA have returned -- Capt. Childs, of the steamer, and the Inspector of the district, deeming it useless to make any efforts to get her off. They are stripping her.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      October 24, 1857

Steam paddle LOUISIANA. Of 777 tons. Built Erie, Pa., 1846. First home port, Erie Pa. DISPOSITION. -- Stranded Port Burwell, Ont., October 20, 1857
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.65009 Longitude: -80.8164
William R. McNeil
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Louisiana (Steamboat), aground, 20 Oct 1857