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Sheldon Thompson (Steamboat), sunk, 26 Mar 1835

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ANOTHER STEAMBOAT SUNK. - The steamboat SHELDON THOMPSON, was sunk in our harbor last evening. She lies in 10 or 12 feet of water, on the south side of Buffalo Creek. The cause of her sinking is not known, but she is supposed to have been scuttled.
      Buffalo Daily Star
      Friday, March 27, 1835

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      ANOTHER STEAMBOAT SUNK. - The Steamboat SHELDON THOMPSON was discovered about daylight this morning, sunk at her moorings near the south bank of Buffalo Creek, opposite the Storehouse of J. Mayhew & Co. She lies with the principal part of her main deck under water. No satisfactory cause has been assigned for this fresh disaster.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, March 27, 1835 p. 2, c. 4

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      The steam boat SHELDON THOMPSON, sunk at her moorings, in our harbour, one day last week. She is to be raised, we learm, as soon as possible.
      Buffalo Whig
      April 1, 1835 p. 3, c. 1

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Sheldon Thompson (Steamboat), sunk, 26 Mar 1835