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O'Reilley (Canal Boat), sunk, 25 Jun 1866


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A HURRICANE
      THE CITY VISITED BY THE MOST TERRIFIC STORM EVER KNOWN !
The most terrific hurricane ever known in this vicinity, visited our city about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. ...... As soon as the storm had subsided crowds of people thronged through the streets anxious to learn the extent of the damage done and the first inquiries were in regard to the loss of life. The first case reported was that of Mrs. Seray J. Mallory, who was killed on the canal-boat MONITOR which was lying in the Creek at the foot of Washington Street. The schooner MAZEPPA lying near Sturges' Elevator was torn from her mooring and drove with great force against the schooner GOSHAWK. The latter yielded to the violence, broke away, and drifted before the storm to the south side, where lay the canal-boat. Some of the men on the MONITOR seeing the danger, tried to get Mrs. Mallory out of the cabin, but before they could effect a rescue the schooner came crashing against the boat with terrific force. The woman had her child two years old in her arms, had got part away out of the cabin. The child was saved, but she was caught between the broken timber and her body terribly mutulated. She was at once taken to the canal-boat BUFFALO,
where she died in about half an hour. (part of article)
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Tuesday, June 26, 1866

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      DROWNED. - A boy named Carr who was on board of the canal-boat O'REILLEY at the time she was sunk by a vessel which had broken loose from its moorings in the gale is supposed to be drowned.
      Buffalo Evening Post
      Wednesday, June 27, 1866

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Remarks: Raised ?
Date of Original:
1866
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18086
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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O'Reilley (Canal Boat), sunk, 25 Jun 1866