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Madison (Steamboat), lost smoke stack, 23 Nov 1846


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Destructive Storm - Two Steam-Boats Lost, And Two Lake Vessels. - Yesterday we had a hard rain storm, which was followed by a furious north-west wind, blowing at times a perfect hurricane. It was a most dangerous wind for vessels on the Lake, and probably many have been wrecked, judging from the number in this vicinity.
Besides the H. STRONG, the steamboat MADISON ran ashore about a mile this side the State Line, or some six miles above the H. STRONG; but we can learn no particulars as to damage or situation; but she is probably on a beach.
The MADISON, it is now said, did not get aground, but made her way up the Lake, with the loss of her smoke pipes, till news of her condition reached Erie, when the NIAGARA put out and went to her assistance. She was safely towed into Erie.
The MADISON got into Erie in the night with the loss of one smoke pipe.
      The Westfield Messenger
      November 23, 1846 2-5


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Reason: lost smoke stack
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1846
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21253
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Madison (Steamboat), lost smoke stack, 23 Nov 1846