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Welcome (Propeller), machinery disabled, 8 May 1916

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Only pedestrian and bicycles were carried on the Fort Erie ferry yesterday. Just as the ferry WELCOME was about to land at Ferry St. at midnight on Saturday (5/6) to tie up for the night the crankshaft broke. It will be late tomorrow or perhaps Tuesday before the repairs can be made.
      Until the stm. ORLEANS arrived from Quebec, Que., last Tuesday the WELCOME was the only steamer in this port which could carry vehicles. It was not planned to put the ORLEANS into commission until the end of the month but the accident to the WELCOME decided officials to rush the work on the vessel.
      Sunday is always a busy day for the ferry. Yesterday many automobilists went to the foot of Ferry St. only to have to give up the idea of crossing the river at this point.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 8, 1916 6-6

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Welcome (Propeller), machinery disabled, 8 May 1916