The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Erie (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1840

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The stm. ERIE, Capt. Titus, which left this port on Sunday evening, ran foul of and sunk the schr. IOWA, the same night when a few miles west of Dunkirk. The IOWA was in ballast and bound for Huron, was owned by Mr. Colvin, and insured for $1,000 at an office in this city. Capt. Pattersom and his crew were saved and taken to Erie. ( 2-2 )
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 4, 1840

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We understand that when about six miles out of Dunkirk, the schooner IOWA, Capt. Patterson, was run down by the ERIE, and immediately sunk. The crew were all saved. The IOWA had no laden on board, and no blame is attached to the capyain of the ERIE. - Detroit Adv.
      Cleveland Daily Herald
      Tuesday, August 6, 1840 p.3 col.1

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Erie (Steamboat), collision, 1 Aug 1840