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Undine (Canal Boat), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1854

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CANAL BOAT SUNK. --- The propeller OGONTZ, in coming up the creek yesterday
morning, when about opposite the foot of Commercial Street, ran into the Canal boat UNDINE, loaded with corn. The propeller struck the boat amidships, with such force as to carry her some distance up the creek. She filled rapidly, and sank opposite J.D. Deshler's warehouse, close to the dock. The UNDINE is owned by Elmore Walker, at Niles & Wheeler's, and is a new boat. Captain Gager, with his steam pump, got to work during the afternoon and pumped the boat out, when the corn was taken out and placed in another boat.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Saturday, September 2, 1854

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      The canal boat UNDINE, which was sunk on Tuesday night alongside of the Central Wharf was raised last evening, by the aid of Capt. Gager's new marine pump. The boat sustained but slight damage, and we understand the cargo was insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, September 4, 1854

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Undine (Canal Boat), sunk by collision, 1 Sep 1854