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Lorelei (Propeller), U15997, sunk, 1 Aug 1896

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Tonawanda, Aug. 1. -- The old passenger steamer LORELEI, sank near the long bridge at about 12 o'clock last night. The little boat is an old Canadian liner that used to ply between Buffalo and Canadian points. It was purchased about five years ago by Matthew Scanlon of Tonawanda, who has since used the boat for excursion purposes. The LORELEI had made about half a dozen trips this season, then was tied up at the dock near the long bridge. It is thought that the sinking of the boat was caused by a defect in its side, for it has long since been condemned. The boat is about 25 years old.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, August 1, 1896

Steam screw LORELEI. U. S. No. 15997. Of 38.28 tons gross; 28.07 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1870. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 63.8 x 11.5 x 4.7 Of 15 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1895


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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.02033 Longitude: -78.88032
William R. McNeil
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Lorelei (Propeller), U15997, sunk, 1 Aug 1896