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Pennsylvania (Steamboat), collision, 7 Jul 1837


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STEAMBOAT DISASTER - the Huron Advertiser of July 11th. says --"Last Friday night the steamboats PENNSYLVANIA, L,H. Cotton, Master, and NIAGARA, St. John, came in contact when about five miles distance from this port. The NIAGARA was very much injured, having her bowsprit and cut-water knocked entirely off,and in fact the starboard bow of the boat, stove in. She managed to get into port by throwing her anchors overboard, stuffing blankets and similar articles into the crevices at the water line, although the forecastle and gentlemans cabin were partially filled with water. We do not know who should be blamed.
      Daily Herald & Gazette, Cleveland
      Friday, July 14, 1837


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Reason: collision
Date of Original:
1837
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McN.W.9786
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pennsylvania (Steamboat), collision, 7 Jul 1837