The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Constellation (Brig), freshet, 7 Feb 1857

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THE CREEK - On Saturday afternoon a fleet of canal boats moored in the Main and Hamburgh Street Canal, broke from their moorings, and came down in the vicinity of the Main Street bridge, with a rush, says the Express. No serious damage done. The persons living on board the boats, however, were somewhat frightened.
P.S. - Between 9 and 10 o'clock, on Saturday evening, the ice went out of the Creek with a perfect rush. Very little damage was done to the shipping. The brig CONSTELLATION broke from her moorings, near the ship yard, and was carried down the Creek, doing some damage to vessels which she came in collision with. She brought up at Dart's Elevator, and was safely moored in the Ship Canal.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, February 9, 1857

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Reason: freshet
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Constellation (Brig), freshet, 7 Feb 1857