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John Brown (Propeller), sunk, 1 Nov 1863

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BROWN, JOHN Propeller (Tug), sunk in the Chippewa River. Nov. 1863
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wed. Jan. 20, 1864

ACCIDENT TO THE TUG "JOHN BROWN" -- The Welland Press says: The tug JOHN BROWN was taking a tow of mud scows on Thursday last from the dredges in the canal to the mouth of the Chippewa to dump, and ran afoul of a sunken scow at the enterance to the creek into the Niagara River, breaking her screw and capsizing her and filling her with water. She has since been raised and taken into the dry dock at Port Robinson.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 26, 1863

NOTE:- The dates of the two casualties do not match , the former being November and the latter August, so the August one will also be listed as a seperate casualty.

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.06682 Longitude: -79.04957
William R. McNeil
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John Brown (Propeller), sunk, 1 Nov 1863