The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Accident
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Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI), 9 Jun 1840


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Accident--As the steamer New England was off Southport, the lighter whose business it was to take passengers from the steamers to the shore, came with ten men and fastened to the New England and received two passengers from her, making in all twelve men and their baggage, &c. at the same time it was discovered by sounding that the steamer was aground, the sea making in shore. The captain of the steamer now ordered the lighter's bow line to be cast off; instead of which her stern line was cast off; when the lighter was supposed to be out of danger, the New England backed water, and the lighter rounding in her wave, was capsized. The men were all picked up and saved; a passenger by the name of Wilson came very near drowning. All of the baggage was lost, a Mr Simmons being the greatest sufferer. -- Chicago Daily Amer.


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Date of Publication:
9 Jun 1840
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English
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.56308 Longitude: -87.81174
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