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Ice on the Hudson gives way under a sleigh and eight people are drowned

Dutchess County, New York, 1857
01/17/1860
Around twenty people were crossing the Hudson River to Rhinebeck, New York in a sleigh drawn by four horses.  The ice gave way under the vehicle and it sank immediately carrying eight of its occupants down with it.  The other dozen or so people were able to reach the shore and survived.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 46.

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