Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bay State (Steamboat), collision, 1 Apr 1863
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Steamer BAY STATE, damaged by collision April 1863, with Bark THREE BELLS, Genesee River. Hull damage, $75
      Casualty List for 1863
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wed. Jan. 20, 1864

COLLISION-- Damage to Vessel-- The British bark THREE BELLS ran into the steamer BAY STATE yesterday while getting underway to leave the harbor. The bark had her jib boom carried away and head gear damaged. She will have to lay by a few days for repairs.
This vessel ran into the pier and sunk here last fall, laden with coal. Her cargo was taken out and the bark was taken to Oswego where she was thoroughly repaired. She returned to port on Monday and took her coal for
Toronto. Before getting out of port she met in the accident stated. The high water and strong current doubtless had something to do with the disaster.
      Rochester and Union Advertiser
      April 16, 1863

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $75
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.2584 Longitude: -77.60222
William R. McNeil
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Bay State (Steamboat), collision, 1 Apr 1863