The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. G. Drullord (Canal Boat), collision, 26 Sep 1849

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The canal boat DECATUR, heavily laden with sugar and dry goods, was run into at Black Rock, last night, by the S.G. DRULLORD, of the Troy and Erie Line, and so injured that it was with difficulty that she could be kept afloat until morning. By great exertion her captian succeeded in getting her to Buffalo, before she sunk. We understand there is an insurance of $4,000 on her cargo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Thursday, September 27, 1849

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      NOTE. - Almost the same casualty is carried in the Buffalo Daily Courier, of Friday September 28, 1849, however, they spell the canal boat as "DECATER" - the Buffalo Daily Republic, spells it DECATOR. - The correct spelling is DECATUR.

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.91617 Longitude: -78.90198
William R. McNeil
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S. G. Drullord (Canal Boat), collision, 26 Sep 1849