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Empire (Steamboat), disabled, 5 May 1849


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MARINE DISASTERS.--The Steamer EMPIRE, was crippled off Erie, and was towed into
that port by the J.D. MORTON, which went to her relief.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, May 7, 1849

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STEAMER EMPIRE.---A private despatch by Telegraph, says, this vessel was off the
Peninsula, at Erie, on Saturday afternoon, at anchor with colors at half mast and signals of distress flying.---Wind blowing fresh.
      We learn by the BUNKER HILL, which arrived here yesterday, that the steamer J.D. MORTON went to the assistance of the EMPIRE, and towed her into Erie. The boilers of the EMPIRE as well as the machinery were out of order.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, May 7, 1849

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      MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
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Stmr. EMPIRE, ran on rock near Point au Pelee; damage and expenses.......$1,500
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)


NOTE.---Two different casualties


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Newspaper
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Notes:
Reason: disabled
Hull damage: $1,500
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13915
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Empire (Steamboat), disabled, 5 May 1849