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L. B. Crouch (Canal Boat), sunk, 21 Jul 1866

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SINKING OF A CANAL BOAT - NARROW ESCAPE FROM DROWNING. - On Saturday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, as workmen were completing the lading of the canal
boat L.B. CROUCH, at the Central Wharf, by placing on her a deck load of lumber for Rochester, she became overbalanced, careened and sank. At the time of the accident there were three children and a woman in the cabin, which would have been drowned but for the great exertion of Mr. William Brown and others, who rescued them from their perilous position. The practice of overloading canal boats, should be stopped by persons having these matter in control.
      Buffalo Daily Post
      Monday, July 23, 1866

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Reason: sunk
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Raised ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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L. B. Crouch (Canal Boat), sunk, 21 Jul 1866