Today in history, 103 years ago

Rutland Boat goes aground

Steamer Burlington Stranded in fog at Buffalo

Buffalo, Sept. 11 – The steamer Burlington of the Rutland Transit company’s fleet grounded about 200 feet from the breakwater, near the middle gap, in the fog early yesterday morning. The Burlington was coming into port, checked down on account of the thick weather, and consequently did not strike very hard.

A preliminary examination of the vessel made yesterday disclosed the fact that she was not making any water. Two tugs released the vessel after about half an hour’s work. The steamer left on her way to Ogdensburg yesterday afternoon. She carried a cargo of package freight, consigned from Chicago to Ogdensburg.

Reprinted from the September 12, 1912 edition of the Ogdensburg Journal

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