The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gold Dust (Canal Boat), sunk, 1 Nov 1908


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Tonawanda, Nov. 19. -- Mayor William H. Follette received word this morning that the canal boat EDWARD PETRIE, owned by Jerry Petrie of New York, leased by Tonawanda's Chief Executive to carry grain from Buffalo to new York, sank early this morning in the canal, near the guard lock at Pendleton. The boat was laden with wheat. Mr. Follette had a boat sent from Buffalo to pendleton at once to lighter the sunken boat so that it could be raised and dry-docked at Lockport. The boat is reported to have sunk as a result of striking a rock in the canal at Pendleton. The point where the accident occurred is being enlarged for the barge canal. Local canal interests claim that much damage has resulted to boats coming in contact with obstacles there since the barge canal work was started. Only a few days ago the canal boat GOLD DUST, laden with grain, struck something there that caused it to sink soon after.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 19, 1908


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1908
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22719
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.087 Longitude: -78.72781
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Gold Dust (Canal Boat), sunk, 1 Nov 1908