The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
America (Steamboat), fouled pier &c., 29 Oct 1849

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ANOTHER GALE.---The Cleveland Plaindealer of Tuesday last says there was quite a
severe blow on the lake last night, and we expect to hear of more disasters. The EMPIRE came in about ten o'clock last night, the storm was raging fearfully. She broached to, swinging her stern against the pier, and damaging her considerably. She was then driven side to the wind up the harbor, bringing her stanchions against the guards of the AMERICA, lying at the dock, and sweeping them away with a terrible crash. She now lies in port, considerably disabled, but will proceed on her voyage to Buffalo as soon as the sea goes down.
The LOUISIANA had a little better luck in coming in, and now lies in port. The schooner KING, in coming in, got foul of the pier, and rode it for several rods tearing away her head-rigging and otherwise injuring her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, November 1, 1849 p. 3

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Reason: fouled pier &c.
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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America (Steamboat), fouled pier &c., 29 Oct 1849