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Jennie G. Bailey (Canal Boat), struck bridge, 17 May 1893

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      Tonawanda, May 17. - The canal boat JENNIE G. BAILEY, with John McKinzley, Captain, west-bound, struck a stone abutment of the Erie Railway bridge this morning and sank. The boat carried a cargo of jute valued at $8,000, covered by insurance. Damage to boat will not exceed $450, but that is almost a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, May 17, 1893 p.1, c.7

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William Anderson is suing Sarah Terwilliger in the Supreme Court for $433. Last June Anderson was raising the sunken canal boat JENNIE G. BAILEY, for Smith & Davis, marine underwriters, the BAILEY having gone down in the Erie Canal near Tonawanda. The BAILEY was about half out of the water when a steam canal boat came along and ran into her, sinking the boat again. The action is now brought to recover the extra expense of raising the vessel the second time.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      February 10, 1894

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Reason: struck bridge
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $450
Freight: jute
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.02033 Longitude: -78.88032
William R. McNeil
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Jennie G. Bailey (Canal Boat), struck bridge, 17 May 1893