The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gazelle (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 9 Aug 1898

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The passenger steamer GAZELLE of the Crystal Beach Steambost Line, broke down in the lake about 9:30 last night, while making her way to Crystal Beach. The GAZELLE left the foot of Main Street about 9:00. When she was some distance above the breakwater she had trouble with her machinery. The boat could not continue her way up the lake alone.
      Help was signaled and the tug GRACE DAMFORTH of Hand's Line, which was lying at the breakwater, went to the assistance of the GAZELLE and towed her up to Crystal Beach. Although the vessel carried a good number of passengers, there was little excitement aboard.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 10, 1898 8-1

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Reason: machinery disabled
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Gazelle (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 9 Aug 1898