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P. J. Myers (Canal Boat), sunk, 13 Oct 1860

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ANOTHER BOAT SUNK - The Rochester Democrat says the canal boat P.J. MYERS, from Buffalo, with over 6,000 bushels of wheat, sunk near the first lock Saturday morning in consequence, as is alleged, of striking the bottom at some point within the city limits. The cause had been drawn down from six to nine inches swing to the threatened break at Allen Street bridge, and we are told that the boat was drawing more that five feet of water. About 2,500 bushels of wheat are damaged. Insured in the Corn Exchange Company.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 15, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.10979 Longitude: -76.43105
William R. McNeil
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P. J. Myers (Canal Boat), sunk, 13 Oct 1860