Badger State (Propeller), U2111, aground, 1 Jun 1891
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THE BADGER STATE ASHORE AT ERIE, AND HER CAPTAIN DROWNED.
Erie, June 4. -- The steamer BADGER STATE went ashore about 2 o'clock this morning, a mile east of the flash light, it being very foggy at the time. Capt. Clark and his life-saving crew responded promptly.
While carrying a line from the steamer to the tug ERIE, the life boat capsized and for some unexplained reason the Dobbins self-righting boat did not right itself. The crew got on the boat's bottom, when another wave swept Capt. Clark from the boat, and he was drowned in the breakers. The remainder of the crew reached the shore greatly exhausted. One of them, William Newton, is in a critical condition. The BADGER STATE lies head on in nine feet of water amidships and 14 at her stern, She is apparently uninjured.
Thursday, June 4, 1891
Erie, June 5. - The cargo of the BADGER STATE has been taken out, but the tugs ERIE and SCOTT were unable to move her today. The passengers have been taken off.
Buffalo Morning Express
June 6, 1891
Steam screw BADGER STATE. U. S. No. 2111. Of 1,115.52 tons gross; 917.03 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
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- Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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Pennsylvania, United States
- William R. McNeil
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