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Rory More (Scow), sunk, 20 Aug 1897

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James Moore and three other men were on the scow RORY O'MORE when that boat was swamped yesterday morning not far from the new breakwater. The scow was in tow of the tugs GEEN and PARNELL, and had on a load of gravel. When not far from the breakwater, she shipped a heavy sea, and went down.
The four men were swept into the lake. Moore sank before assistance could reach him.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 20, 1897 10-7

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The scow RORY MORE, which sank a day or two ago in the river was raised late yesterday afternoon. The body of the man who was drowned when the scow sunk was
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 21, 1897 3-1

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Freight: gravel
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Rory More (Scow), sunk, 20 Aug 1897