The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Shrewsbury (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 26 Aug 1896

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The stm. SHREWSBURY became disabled in the Niagara River above Ferry St. about 8:30 last evening. She was on her way to the foot of Main St. Her passenger list included about 500 people. She landed 200 at the foot of Ferry St. and then started up the river. When off the Water Works her machinery became disabled. Her commander was unablke to control her and she began to drift down stream.
      The tug INTERNATIONAL, Capt. Murray, heard the steamer's whistle for assistance. He put out from the elevator dock, got a line to her and towed her back to the Ferry St. dock. No one was hurt.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 26, 1896 3-1

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Reason: machinery disabled
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Shrewsbury (Steamboat), machinery disabled, 26 Aug 1896