The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hope (Steamboat), Broke machinery, 13 Aug 1901

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Yesterday afternoon as the ferry stmr. HOPE was approaching her dock at Fort Erie, her crank shaft broke and the steamer was practically disabled. Fortunately the swiftest part of the current had been passed before the accident occurred and the HOPE was able to make her dock unassisted. Had the break occurred while the boat was in the middle of the river she would have been carried down. She had only a small passenger list at the time and there was no excitement. Word was telephoned to the tug office at the foot of Main Street and the CASCADE went to the disabled steamer's assistance, bring her up to Buffalo drydock, where repairs will be made today. The HOPE is the regular ferry between Ferry Street and Fort Erie. Her master is Capt. Edward O'Neil.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 13, 1901 2-4

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      The Internationa; Ferry Co., announces that the stmr. HOPE will be put in service again the first of next week. Meanwhile the UNION is maintaining the regular schedule.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 17, 1901 10-3

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Reason: Broke machinery
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Hope (Steamboat), Broke machinery, 13 Aug 1901