The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dragon (Propeller), collision, 1 Aug 1869


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DRAGON Propeller Tug, damaged by collision with Bark OGARITA, near Buffalo; two lives lost.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall

      . . . . .

      The body of Mr. George Ault, of Port Burwell, Ont., who it will be remembered was drowned on Wednesday night last by the collision of the tug DRAGON and bark OGARITA at the mouth of Buffalo creek, was recovered yesterday at the foot of Albany St. Notice was given Coroner Diehl, by whom the body was taken in charge. Last evening a jury was empanelled and an inquest held.
      The testimony of the officers and crew of both vessels was taken, from which it appears that some blame attaches to Capt. Brown in pursuing the course he did. The jury rendered a verdict of death from drowning, censuring Capt. Brown for neglect of duty.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 16, 1869 3-2


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Reason: collision
Lives: 2
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1869
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Local identifier:
McN.W.7462
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Dragon (Propeller), collision, 1 Aug 1869