The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gazelle (Propeller), collision, 28 Sep 1897

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      Coroner Investigating the Sinking of Yacht GLANCE by the stmr. GAZELLE.
Coroner Tucker sat at the morgue this morning and took evidence in the case of Augustus Dilliot, the engineer of the Government tug GLANCE, who lost his life on Sept. 28 by the foundering of the tug in Buffalo harbor. Maj. Thomas Symons, United States Engineer at this port, his assistant and George Moon, Jr., the captain of the GLANCE, swore that the steamer GAZELLE ran down the GLANCE.
      Thomas McCrea, captain of the GAZELLE, and his wheelsman and mate swore that the GLANCE was thrown in front of the GAZELLE by the wash of the tug BAPST, and that the accident was unavoidable.
      The Coroner adjourned the case until Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, when he will take further testimony.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, October 5, 1897 1 - 1

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      Inspectors of Steam Vessels Give Their Decision in the GLANCE Accident.
      The United States local imspectors of steam vessels have given their decision in the investigation of the sinking of the steamer GLANCE in the Buffalo Creek, Sept. 28, in which Augustus Dilliott, the engineer on the GLANCE was drowned.
      After a careful review of the testimony they find that the steamer GAZELLE, while attempting to pass the GLANCE, crowded against her, causing her partly to overturn, fill with water and sink. The rules to avoid accidents of this kind, they say, are very plain, and had they been observed the accident would not have happened.
      The inspectors say that, judging from the testimony given in this case, the captains of the steamers were running at a greater speed than good judgment would permit under the circumstances. They were, therefore, held guilty of violation of Rule V1, Rules and Regulations for the Government of Pilots on the Great Lakes and their connecting and tributary waters.
      The master and first-class pilot's license of Charles McCrea of the steamer GAZELLE was revoked and the special pilot's license of George Moon, Jr., was suspended for one year, beginning Nov. 1, 1897.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, November 3, 1897 1 - 7

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Gazelle (Propeller), collision, 28 Sep 1897