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W. A. Thompson (Propeller), aground, 7 Jul 1867

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Yesterday the steamer WILLIAM A. THOMPSON was engaged for an excursion down
the Niagara River. She left Central Wharf, and when near Beaver Island, ran aground. The tug A.M. BALL was sent to her assistance, but failed to get her off. The passengers were still on board at 7:30 last evening. - Courier.
      The Courier reporter was mistaken. The tug BALL went to the assistance of the THOMPSON, and easily succeeded in getting her off at the first pull. The latter then teamed down the river, and taking the picnic party on board, returned with and landed hem, without any detention, and then resumed her duties at the ferry as usual.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      July 8, 1867 4-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: passengers
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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W. A. Thompson (Propeller), aground, 7 Jul 1867