The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
M. Sicken (Propeller), sunk, 1 Sep 1901

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Nothing was done yesterday in the matter of raising the stmr. SICKEN, sunk opposite the Life Saving station, beyond preparing for the work. The services of a diver have been secured and it is probable that operations will be begun today.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 1, 1901 10-4

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Preparations were begun yesterday for the raising of the sunken stmr. SICKEN which lies nearly submerged, opposite the life saving station in Buffalo River. Connelly Bros. have the job. A scow was run alongside the SICKEN and from this during the day, a diver made frequent trips over the side, locating the break in the steamers side and assisting in putting on temporary patches. The river was very muddy and the divers work was most difficult. Attempts to raise and pump out the SICKEN will be made today.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 2, 1901 2-5

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Wreckers are still at work on the sunken stmr. SICKEN, and some headway in temporary patching the hole punched in the steamers side by the CURRY is being made. The job is proving more difficult than at first supposed, as the break is a bad one. Probably an attempt to pump her out will be made today.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 5, 1901 2-5

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      Pumps were at work yesterday on the sunken stmr. SICKEN, and at dark last night her bow had been raised about 8 ft. It is thought that by working all night the wrecked boat may be floated some time today.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 8, 1901 2-5

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      Repairs on the stmr. SICKEN which was struck and sunk by the S.S. CURRY, have been completed at the Buffalo Drydock and she will be floated out today. Ten planks were necessary to close the gash cut in the SICKEN's side by the CURRY's rapidly revolving propeller.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 17, 1901 2-2

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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M. Sicken (Propeller), sunk, 1 Sep 1901