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M. Hitchcock (Canal Boat), sunk, 14 Sep 1866

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SINKING OF A CANAL BOAT - QUICK WORK. - The Rochester Democrat of the 15th inst., has the following "The canal boat ' M. HITCHCOCK,' Capt. George Stanley, from Buffalo, was sunk in Miller's Lock, Brighton, about 2 o'clock yesterday morning. The boat was loaded with some 8,000 bushels of corn. The water was drawn off, a gang of men set to work, and the corn unloaded. The setting-back of the water had also made a break in the bank.
Repairs has so far progressed that navigation was resumed last night. That is what we call quick work, the corn having all been hoisted out, and a bad break in the bank stopped.
      The corn was shipped by Wm. Petrie & Co., of Buffalo, and was insured in the Western Insurance Company of that city."
      The Buffalo Post
      Thursday, September 18, 1866

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Raised ?
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.14756 Longitude: -77.55055
William R. McNeil
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M. Hitchcock (Canal Boat), sunk, 14 Sep 1866