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Pacific (Steamboat), freshet, 12 Mar 1849


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THE FLOOD AT CHICAGO - FULL PARTICULARS
      The Cleveland Herald of 21st says: Mr. J. F. Warner, of that city, left Chicago on the 17th instant, and reaching Detroit in time for the ARROW, arrived here last evening. He furnishes us with some interesting facts in reference to the great flood. The injuries to the different vessels and steamers are at a low estimate, as follows:
      Steamer WARD, damaged $300
      " ** PACIFIC, " $300 **
      " GLOBE, " $700
Propeller GENERAL TAYLOR, Bow stove in and one wheel in $2,000
      " ONTARIO, damaged $1,500
Barque UTICA, " $700
Brig ASHLAND, " $1,500
      " EUROPE, went out to the end of the pier and sunk $3,000
      " MARY, damaged $700
      " WORTH, " $500
      " LOWELL, " $500
      " ST. LOUIS, " $1,200
      " SCAMMON, " $900
Schooner HARWOOD, damaged $1,000
      " EXCELSIOR, " $1,500
      " OLEANDER, high and dry, bow stove in. $1,000
      " WALTON, (injured) sunk, mast and bulwarks gone $2,000
      " WOODBRIDGE, damaged $500
      " DIAMOND, went under the jam and came out below, swept to the deck, and
      immediately sunk. $2,000
      " WILLIAM, $1,000
      " H. HAGAR $800
      " VERMONT, $300
      " BUKNER, $800
      " BUENA VISTA $300
      Some thirty canal boats were destroyed, valued at $1,000 to $2,000, the major part worth the latter price. The loss sustaine by the city in bridges alone is $40,000, and the entire amount of the loss sustained by the flood at Chicago cannot be less than $115,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Tuesday, March 27, 1849
     
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Reason: freshet
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1849
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23329
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Pacific (Steamboat), freshet, 12 Mar 1849