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Empire (Steamboat), U8559, aground, 29 Jun 1849


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EMPIRE Steamer, running up Lake Michigan in a fog, ran ashore on Sheboygan Point, bilged and filled with water. July 1, 1849.
      Casualty List for 1849
      Erik Hyle's private papers


The steamer EMPIRE- We learn that this steamer went ashore on the point below the light-house, at Sheboygan on Tuesday last. She is hard on. The SULTANA tried to heave her off on Friday, but after breaking a cable gave it up. Her situation is represented as perilous, and unless she got off soon after the SULTANA left her, she must have suffered greatly, as it immediately commenced blowing severly.
      Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
      Saturday, June 30, 1849
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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
      DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Stmr. EMPIRE, beached on Gross Point, Lake Michigan; got off; damage.....$3,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)

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THE STEAMER "EMPIRE" ---The Chicago Democrat of the 30th.,has the following:-
The steamboat EMPIRE arrived from Buffalo yesterday. She ran ashore in a fog near Gross Point, but with the assistance of the SUPERIOR was gotten off without damage.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      July 6, 1849


Steam Paddle EMPIRE. U. S. No. 8559. Of 1,140 tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1844. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:- Lost November 23,1870 by foundering near Port Rowan, Ont. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
     


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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9257
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.76361 Longitude: -87.69786
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Empire (Steamboat), U8559, aground, 29 Jun 1849