The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Empire (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 Sep 1866

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EMPIRE Propeller, broke her machinery and jettisoned 200 barrels flour near Pultneyville September 1866. Property loss hull $1,500 cargo $2,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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EMPIRE Propeller of 396 Tons, owned at Cleveland by the N. T. Co. Bound from Chicago to Ogdensburg went ashore at Pultneyville and threw overboard 200 barrels of flour. Loss to ship $3,000 insurance $1,500 Loss to cargo $5,800. Insurance on cargo $4,000
      Marine Casualties on the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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PROPELLER ASHORE. - We learn by telegram from Oswego, to the Board of Lake Underwriters, that the propeller EMPIRE, from Chicago to Ogdensburgh, broke her crank pin, on Saturday last, and dragged ashore near Pultneyville. A tug has gone from Oswego to her assistance.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, September 25, 1866

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PROPELLER EMPIRE. - We learn by a letter from Oswego to Capt. Weber, that the report of the propeller EMPIRE being ashore near Pultneyville, was a mistake. The tug found her at anchor near Pultneyville, disabled, having broke her crank-pin, cross-head and cylinder head. She had drifted from Scotch Bonnet Light, on the Canada shore, to where she anchored. The captain, fearing the loss of her upperworks from the heavy rolling of the vessel, jettisoned 200 barrels of flour. She is now in Oswego and will be towed to Ogdensburg.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, September 26, 1866

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Reason: broke machinery
Hull damage: $1,500
Cargo: $2,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.27979 Longitude: -77.18609
William R. McNeil
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Empire (Propeller), broke machinery, 1 Sep 1866