Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, collision, 1 May 1847
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Propeller GENESEE CHIEF, came in collision with the Schooner CUBA, on Lake Ontario, below Niagara, May 1847 and sunk the wheat laden schooner.
Buffalo Daily Courier (1847 casualty list)
March 17, 1848
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RUN DOWN. -- The St. Catharines Journal states that a schooner laden with wheat was run down in the night below Niagara, by the propeller GENESEE CHIEF. Vessel soon sank; no lives lost. Name of craft not given.
Cleveland Weekly Herald
Wednesday, May 19, 1847
" On her second trip down the lakes the GENESEE CHIEF ran into and sunk a schooner loaded with grain and the vessel, cargo and all on board of her were lost. On arriving at her destination the propeller was tied up and her owners were compelled to pay $16,000 damages. This ended her run on the lower lake route; she was soon after sold to parties on Lake Erie, and during her long career she was remarkably successful, and few steamers have earned their proprietors more money than did the GENESEE CHIEF."
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
April 27, 1868 3-5
Steamer GENESEE CHIEF. U. S. No. 10243. Of 441.79 tons, Home port, Detroit, Mich.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1867
Steam screw GENESEE CHIEF.* U. S. No. 10243. Of 429 tons. Built Carthage, N.Y., 1846. First Home port, Rochester, N.Y.
* Rig changed to barge Sept. 5, 1868
Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
Lytle - Holdcamper List. 1790 - 1868
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