The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Leona (Tug), sunk, 27 Apr 1900


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TUG SANK IN NIAGARA RIVER.
Tonawanda, N. Y., April 28. -- While crossing Niagara River to Grand Island yesterday the small tug LEONA struck an icefloe and had a large hole stove in her bow just below the water-line. Water began to pour through the opening in large quantities. Cutting the scow loose and opening the throttle wide an effort was made to reach shore before the tug sank. When about two rods from shore the boat went down in about 10 feet of water, and the captain and engineer were forced to swim ashore. The latter narrowly escaped drowning.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      Saturday, April 28, 1900
     
      . . . . .

The tug LEONA, which was sunk off the Grand Island ferry dock yesterday, owing to a large hole being knocked in her bottom by a collision with a cake of ice, was raised today and taken to Lockport for repairs. Capt. Mago estimates the damage at about $500.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 29, 1900 11-3


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Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1900
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15239
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.03311 Longitude: -78.96254
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Leona (Tug), sunk, 27 Apr 1900