The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jenny Lind (Canal Boat), sunk, 1 Dec 1854

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CANAL BOAT SUNK.---Supt. Daggott commenced the process of depletion yesterday, and this morning the water is some 20 inches or more lower than it is when navigable. The bull-head boat JENNY LIND, with a cargo of 3,000 bushels of corn, arived here from Buffalo, on the 29th. en route for Albany. The captain, it appears, left his boat near Chappell's wharehouse, and she was soon after made fast by the ice. Last night she settled as the water was drawn down, and probably struck upon a stone, which caused her to leak badly. This morning she was on the bottom of the canal, with two feet, or more, of water in her. About one-half of the cargo is wet. The boat is owned by Mr. Savage, of Buffalo, and Mr. beach, of Auburn, and has run in the New York and Indiana Line. The cargo was shipped by some Buffalo house, and was probably insured.----Rochester Union
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Thursday, December 14, 1854

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.10979 Longitude: -76.43105
William R. McNeil
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Jenny Lind (Canal Boat), sunk, 1 Dec 1854