The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Louisa Van, capsized, 23 Apr 1849

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CAPSIZED.---We learn from a passenger on the steamer DIAMOND, that the LOUISA VAN, a small sail craft, left Cattaraugus Creek yesterday morning bound for Van Buren harbor, and when within three miles of Silver Creek, a squall struck her, and capsized her. This happened about 2 P. M. She was discovered about 4 P. M., by Capt. Miller, of the steamer DIAMOND, who with his characteristic humanity bore down for her, and rescued the three persons, who were on the bottom of the boat. Great credit is due Capt. Miller and his crew for their prompt assistance to the persons who were wrecked. The LOUISA VAN had no freight onboard.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, April 24, 1849

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Reason: capsized
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Recovered ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.54423 Longitude: -79.16671
William R. McNeil
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Louisa Van, capsized, 23 Apr 1849