The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chenango American (Greene, NY), Thurs., Dec. 23, 1873

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As the old canal boat "F.L.T." was proceeding on her voyage up the canal on Saturday last, loaded with lumber, she capsized, during a havy squall - from the cook - and tried to stand on her ear, but brought up by coming in contact with the bottom of the canal. Every soul on board perished - escept thre. We have conversed with Capt. Delamater, one of the survivors, and his description of the hardships encountered by those who were saved, is heart-rending in the extreme.

When the old boat gave her last flop, and committed herself to the bosom of the deep, the scene was too much for the stoutest heart, and Capt. Delamater gave one deafening yell of agony and plunged upon the tow-path, and dug for town.We understand that the stove pipe washed ashore on Sunday, but thus far no bodies have been recovered.

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Chenango American (Greene, NY), Thurs., Dec. 23, 1873