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Niagara (Steamboat), collision, 28 Nov 1851


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NIAGARA Steamer, ran into and sunk the Brig L.A. BLOSSOM, with 10,000 bushels of corn in the Detroit River, near Malden. Brig thought to be a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      December 2, 1851

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      On Friday evening, as the stm. NIAGARA was going down the Detroit River, she ran into the BLOSSOM. laying at anchor near Malden. The brig sunk in a few minutes, leaving barely time for the crew and passengers to escape to the steamer. As the brig was struck, she swung round on the schr. G.T. WILLIAMS, slightly damaging her.
The LUCY A. BLOSSOM was loaded with 10,000 bu. corn from Chicago. Total loss
      Detroit Free Press
      December 1, 1851


NOTE:---The LUCY A. BLOSSOM was raised from the above casualty.


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Reason: collision
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1851
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9726
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.08339 Longitude: -83.04985
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Steamboat), collision, 28 Nov 1851