The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Enterprise (Steamboat), collision, 28 May 1834

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STEAM-BOAT ACCIDENT.--About three o'clock in the morning of Thursday last, the Steam-boat NEW YORK, going down, ran into the ENTERPRISE, Capt. Fox, going up, raking her nearly from stem to stern, and damaging her machinery in such a manner as to wholly disable her. The accident occurred about ten miles below dunkirk, to which place she was towed by the DELAWARE, and where she still remains repairing damages. No lives were lost, but it may well be supposed that it created not a little confusion on board amidst a large but motley group of passengers. The freight and passengers were taken off and forwarded the next day by another boat. The NEW YORK came into Dunkirk on her next trip up and acknowledged that she was indebted to the ENTERPRISE $1,000: but we understand the whole damage and loss of trip has been laid at $2,000. -- Fredonia Censor.
      Cleveland Weekly Herald
      Saturday, June 7, 1834

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damaged slightly
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Enterprise (Steamboat), collision, 28 May 1834