The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Stone Store (Canal Boat), sunk by collision, 18 Jul 1904

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Large boats with cargeos are at present unable to navigate the Blackwell Canal owing to a blockage above the Buffalo Creek Railroad bridge caused by the sinking of a canal boat near the bridge. The propeller SCANTON bound for the lake, and the cana;boat STONE STORE, in tow of the tug HEBARD, met in the draw of the bridge late Monday night. The boats were unable to pass and in the mixup the SCRANTON rammed the canal boat; damaging her so that she immediately went to the bottom. The canal boat had a cargo of 480,000 pounds of paving stone. The North side of the channel is open, but the water is only 14 feet deep, making it impossible for heavy laden boats to get through. Steps will be taken immediately to remove the obstruction.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 20, 1904

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Removed
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.87089 Longitude: -78.78725
William R. McNeil
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Stone Store (Canal Boat), sunk by collision, 18 Jul 1904