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General Porter (Steamboat), sunk, 22 Mar 1835


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STEAMBOAT SUNK. - We learn that the steamboat GENERAL PORTER, which has been moored the past winter in the Harbor of Black Rock, near the Dam, sunk on Sunday evening, in twelve feet water. She lies with her main deck above the surface. The disaster is by some attributed to the bursting of the standing pipe, occasioned by the pressure of frost; by others, to her having been scuttled by some malicious person or persons, with the intention of sinking her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, March 23, 1835

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      The steamboat GENERAL PORTER was sunk in Black Rock harbor, on Sunday night last. Whether she was scuttled, or whether it was the effects of frost it is not known. She lies in 20 feet of water.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Wednesday, March 25, 1835

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      STEAMBOAT RAISED. - The Steamboat GENERAL PORTER, which sunk in Black Rock Harbor on Sunday evening, was raised yesterday afternoon by the aid of two fire engines from this town, (the) Mayor having given permission to use them for the purpose. It was very satisfactory ascertained that the sinking of the boat was entirely owing to the bursting of the standing pipe through the action of frost The proprietors of the GENERAL PORTER gratefully acknowledge the efficient services of Mr. S. Jordan, Chief Engineer of the Fire Department, in effecting the raising of their boat with comparatively small expense in view of the difficulties apprehended. The damage sustained by the submersion is but trifling.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, March 25, 1835 p2, c.5

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      We are happy to learn that the GENERAL PORTER has been raised without having sustained any very considerable damage. She sunk in 10 instead of 20 feet water, as heretofore stated.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Friday, March 27, 1835

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1835
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14822
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.91617 Longitude: -78.90198
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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General Porter (Steamboat), sunk, 22 Mar 1835