Empire (Steamboat), U8559, aground, 29 Jun 1849
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EMPIRE Steamer, running up Lake Michigan in a fog, ran ashore on Sheboygan Point, bilged and filled with water. July 1, 1849.
Casualty List for 1849
Erik Hyle's private papers
The steamer EMPIRE- We learn that this steamer went ashore on the point below the light-house, at Sheboygan on Tuesday last. She is hard on. The SULTANA tried to heave her off on Friday, but after breaking a cable gave it up. Her situation is represented as perilous, and unless she got off soon after the SULTANA left her, she must have suffered greatly, as it immediately commenced blowing severly.
Daily True Democrat (Cleveland)
Saturday, June 30, 1849
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MARINE DISASTERS AND LOSSES ON THE LAKES
DURING THE SEASON OF 1849
Stmr. EMPIRE, beached on Gross Point, Lake Michigan; got off; damage.....$3,000
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Thursday, January 3, 1850 (extracted from list)
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THE STEAMER "EMPIRE" ---The Chicago Democrat of the 30th.,has the following:-
The steamboat EMPIRE arrived from Buffalo yesterday. She ran ashore in a fog near Gross Point, but with the assistance of the SUPERIOR was gotten off without damage.
Buffalo Daily Republic
July 6, 1849
Steam Paddle EMPIRE. U. S. No. 8559. Of 1,140 tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1844. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:- Lost November 23,1870 by foundering near Port Rowan, Ont. No lives lost.
Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
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- Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Got off
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Wisconsin, United States
Latitude: 43.76361 Longitude: -87.69786
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