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Pacific (Steamboat), freshet, 12 Mar 1849


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TERRIBLE FLOOD AT CHICAGO
      [ By Speed's Line ]
      Chicago, March 13. -- The damage done by the flood to commerce alone, is over $100,000. Brig St. LOUIS sunk, hull entire loss. Schooner NORTON and DIAMOND, broke into. Brig EUROPE, sides stove in and sunk, loaded with salt. Schooner WHIRLWIND, sides stove in and sunk. Brigs, ASHLAND and GEN. WORTH, Schooners H. HAGER and others badly damaged. GEN. WARNER sunk. It is impossible to ascertain the amount of damage.
Verssels, propellers, Steamers, all jammed in, and some top of each other. Water rising, and great fears entertained of further damage. All canal boats with the exception of one or two, entirely destroyed or gone into the lake.
      Several vessels gone outside, and anchored in the lake. One or two lives lost by falling spars.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      March 14, 1849



The steamer PACIFIC was damaged $300 in the spring freshet and ice jam, which took place on March 12, 1849 at Chicago.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, March 26, 1849

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Reason: freshet
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13880
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pacific (Steamboat), freshet, 12 Mar 1849