The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Lion (Bark), collision, 17 May 1863

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Bark BRITISH LION, when in tow of the Tug JOHN MARTIN, collided with the Schooner NABOB.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      DAMAGED WHILE IN A TOW. - The bark BRITISH LION, which was in tow of the tug JOHN MARTIN at the time of her being run down Sunday last, sustained serious damages by colliding with the same vessel which sunk the tug - the vessel in question being the NABOB. The LION's damages will reach not far for $500. The NABOB, it is stated, is also seriously injured, and will cost considerable for repairs. Both vessels have arrived at this port. - Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, May 20, 1863

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $311
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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British Lion (Bark), collision, 17 May 1863