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Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 19 Aug 1896


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Excursion Boat in a Collision. -- The excursion boat GARDEN CITY collided with the propeller AVON in the harbor last night owing, it is said, to a misunderstanding of signals. The stern of the excursion boat was slightly damaged, but no one was injured. The passengers were greatly excited, and to make matters worse, some low-browed idiot yelled that the boat was sinking. Calm was restored finally and the boat went her way.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, August 20, 1896
     
     
     
Steam screw AVON. U. S. No. 105733. Of 1702.33 tons gross; 1538.84 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1877. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 251.1 x 35.4 x 15.1. Of 500 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     


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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21416
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Avon (Propeller), U105733, collision, 19 Aug 1896