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Dean Richmond (Propeller), damaged by freshet, 9 Apr 1884


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Yesterday was "moving day" in the Buffalo Creek. The ice which had become well worn by the strong current started out, and this morning the creek is clear for a space above the bridge. Below this there is a solid jam of ice. Very little damage was done. The Union line prop. DEAN RICHMOND, which was moored at the Erie freight-house dock, her stern lying just above the Ohio basin slip, was carried down about 100 ft., parting two large chains and breaking 3 piles. A third chain connected with a windlass aboard, was eased out by the breaking of the catch, and this served to check the vessels backward movement. The stern of the RICHMOND fetched up against the lower corner of the slip dock and kept her from farther down stream.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 9, 1885 3-4
     


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Reason: damaged by freshet
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1884
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21565
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Dean Richmond (Propeller), damaged by freshet, 9 Apr 1884