The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Maria Martin (Tug), collision, 13 Jun 1859

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ACCIDENT TO STEAM TUG "MARIA MARTIN" - Yesterday morning about half-past eleven o'clock, as the steamer CITY OF BUFFALO, was turning in the Basin to get to the coal dock, the tug MARIA MARTIN somehow got under her wheel and had her cabin entirely torn away and the steam-pipes were torn down. It also broke off the steam chest, and the steam poured fourth endangering the men on board. The engineer, however, rushed up and shut off the steam, and then jumped overboard into the water. He was badly scalded. The Captain ran the boat across the river. A large crowd rushed near the spot, supposing the boiler had burst. - Cleveland Dem., 14th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, June 15, 1859

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Maria Martin (Tug), collision, 13 Jun 1859