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Hendrick Hudson (Steamboat), collision, 10 Jun 1849


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HUDSON, HENDRICK Steamer, was run into by the Steamer SARATOGA below Erie, before daylight June 11, 1849, two negro servants were killed on the HUDSON.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
      DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Stmrs. HUDSON and SARATOGA, collide on Lake Erie; 2 lives lost; damage.....$800
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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COLLISION ON THE LAKE.- The steamer SARATOGA, twenty miles this side of Erie,
came in collision with the steamer HENDRICK HUDSON, bound up, at half past three o'clock yesterday morning. The SARATOGA struck the HUDSON on the starboard side
about half way between her wheelhouse and stern, carrying away everything to her hull. Two colored men, (cooks,) asleep in a room on the guard where she was struck, were instantly killed. Their names are Henry Cooper and Henry Butler. Cooper has a wife and three children living in Dawn, C.W. Butler was a single man. The SARATOGA received but slight damage. The HUDSON returned to port, and her passengers were transferred to the ATLANTIC. It seems to be conceeded on all hands that the collision was the result either of inexcusable carelessness or design. The matter will be investigated, doubtless, and the responsibility of the catastrophe placed where it belongs.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, June 11, 1849


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Reason: collision
Lives: 2
Hull damage: $800
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9254
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hendrick Hudson (Steamboat), collision, 10 Jun 1849