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Ontario (Propeller), aground, 23 Nov 1863

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Propeller ONTARIO, cargo merchandise, ashore at West Sister Reef, Lake Erie, jetted some cargo and got off.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      Toledo, Nov. 24. - The propeller ONTARIO, of the Northern Transportation Line, is ashore on the West Sister Island. She was uninjured when last heard from.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, November 25, 1863

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      By telegrapy yesterday morning we learn that the propeller ONTARIO, of the Western Transportation Line is ashore on the West Sister Island, head of lake Erie. She was uninjured when last heard from, butit is feared that the gale of Tuesday night may have given her serious injury.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 26, 1863
The Toledo Blade says: The propeller ONTARIO, laden with 260 tons of merchandise, bound for Toledo, that recently went ashore on the West Sister Island, was uninjured at last advices. The propellers PASSAIC and CANESTEO, of the new York & Erie Line, saw her, but could not get near enough to render her any assistance. The tug RHODES, with a schooner in tow for a lighter, was sent from Toledo to her assistance. She had pounded but little, when the Erie Line propellers passed her, and had no water in her hold.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      November 28, 1863

      THE ONTARIO. - This propeller, of the Northern Transportation Company's Line, that went ashore on Monday last, on the West Sister Reef, jettisoned sixty tons of her cargo of merchandise, and got off by the exertions of her captain and crew, and is now in Toledo. It is thought the damage to her hull will be slight.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, November 30, 1863

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,250
Cargo: $8,000
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Ontario (Propeller), aground, 23 Nov 1863