Disaster on Lake Erie: The 1841 Wreck of the Steamship Erie

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On August 9, 1841, the steamship Erie, one of the most elegant and fastest sailing between Buffalo and Chicago, departed carrying 340 passengers. Many were Swiss and German immigrants, planning to start new lives in America's heartland most never made it. The Erie erupted in flames during the night, and despite the heroic efforts of the crew of the Dewitt Clinton, 254 lives were lost. As news of this disaster spread, internationally renowned artists and writers, including Charles Dickens, were inspired to reflect on the lives lost. Historian Alvin F. Oickle's minute-by-minute account weaves together the tragic journey of the passengers, the legend that developed in the aftermath and the fury of a fire on an ocean-like lake.

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Alvin Oickle is the author of two other recent disaster books"? from The History Press: Disaster in Lawrence: The Fall of the Pemberton Mill and Disaster at Dawn: The Cedar Keys Hurricane of 1896. His other nineteenth-century history books include Jonathan Walker: The Man with the Branded Hand. Al has been an Associated Press feature writer, a daily newspaper editor and a writing instructor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His long career in journalism has also extended into broadcasting."

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"Oickle, an experienced journalist, educator and historian, tells a little-known story in this minute-by-minute narrative of the sinking of the Erie, an admired and elegant steamship that went down in 1841 while carrying 343 passengers between Buffalo and Chicago. In the fiery wreck, 254 people lost their lives.

Oickle's meticulous and well-documented approach to the story does not dilute the pace of the tragic tale, which spawned legend and lore." --Buffalo News

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