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E. Cohen (Brig), U8192, aground, 1 Nov 1877

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Capt. Ed. Doville, of the barge ROCKET, ashore at Buffalo, was in this city Monday. He says the vessel is scuttled and lies in an easy position. He procured the services of the tug BRADY, with pump and other wrecking apparatus on board, and will leave as soon as the weather will permit. It is thought the ROCKET can be got off without much trouble, and has sustained little damage. Captain Doville is not very complimentary in his expressions in regard to the officers and men at the United States life-saving station at Buffalo. They paid no attention to his signals of distress, although they picked two young men who had been capsized near him. In this connection the Buffalo Courier publishes a card from Captain Dobbins, detailing the action of the life-boat crew on this occasion. He says he did not think the ROCKET was in danger, and learning that the brig COHEN was in distress at Bay View, the life boat went to her assistance, but on arriving there found the vessel in close proximity to the shore and the crew in comfortable quarters. After finding that their services were not needed the boat was brought back to Buffalo. Everything was done that could be by the life boat and its crew, both on the water and from the shore. Captain Golden, of the COHEN, was not, however, very well pleased with the action of the life-boat crew, and closes an interview with the Courier reporter as follows" "What the Government wants to employ such a crowd as they are, for I cannot imagine, unless it is to disgrace Buffalo. They want men in charge of this station and not a lot of old fogies."
      Cleveland Herald
      November 6, 1877

      It is reported that the position of the brig COHEN is favorable, and that most of her cargo will be saved.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 7, 1877

      Operations have ceased in the attempt to rescue the brig E. COHEN, ashore at Bay View, near Buffalo. She lies high on the beach, and the water will have to rise considerably before she can be got off.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 19, 1877

A sail boat containing four men who were returning from the wreck of the schooner COHEN, off Hanburg, capsized about 10:30 o'clock this morning in the lake, a short distance from port. The tug CROWELL, with Captain J.M. Carrail of the life-saving station, put out to the assistance of the men, but before reaching the spot all had reached the beach. Those who knew the names of the men refused to give them when they learned they were wanted for the paper. Mike Carr and John Scanlin were two of the ship-wrecked junk gatherers at any rate. --- Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, 14th.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      August 28, 1878

      RESURRECTED. - Capt. Michael Carr and Cornelius McCarty, of Buffalo, with the aid of 7 men and the use of a number of tin floats, have succeeded in raising and patching up the brig E. COHEN, which stranded last November near Bay View, about 9 miles from Buffalo, and had been abandoned by the underwriters as a total loss. The vessel was towed to Buffalo on Friday, and is reported to be in very good condition.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, September 12, 1878

Barge E. COHEN. U. S. No. 8192. Of 194.91 tons gross. Home port, Buffalo, N. Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

Brig E. COHEN. U. S. No. 8192. Of 205 tons gross. Built at Black River, Ohio in 1867 by Henry D. Root. Wrecked on Lake Erie as barge in 1890.
      Herman Runge List

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    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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E. Cohen (Brig), U8192, aground, 1 Nov 1877