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Empire (Steamboat), collision, 1 May 1851


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EMPIRE Steamer, while moored in Buffalo Creek was run into by the Brig MONTEZUMA, which was entering the harbor in a gale and running up the Creek at a good rate. The EMPIRE had her upper works carried away while the vessel lost her bowsprit and fore-rigging.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Friday, May 2, 1751

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The brig MONTEZUMA was also driven back, and in passing up the Creek ran into the steamer EMPIRE on her larboard quarter with her bowsprit, tearing up the steamer's deck and doing considerable damage to her upper works. The brig was considerably damaged by the loss of a portion of her rails and her forward rigging.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 2, 1851

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      May 1, 1851. - Brig MONTEZUMA, ran into steamer EMPIRE, at Buffalo - damaged both. Property loss $550
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9482
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Empire (Steamboat), collision, 1 May 1851