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Columbia (Steamboat), collision, 22 May 1852

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Steamer COLUMBIA, collided with ALABAMA Steamer, Lake Erie, slightly damaged both vessels. Property loss $ 400 (for both)
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 25, 1852 (1852 casualty list)

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      We learn that a violent collision took place between the steamer ALABAMA an the COLUMBIA on Saturday morning at 3 o'clock between Dunkirk and Erie. The propeller struck the ALABAMA forward of the wheel and carried away the guards, with the kitchen, pantry, store rooms etc., and the bowsprit ran through a state room in which a gentleman was sleeping, and carried his clothes through the partition. Fortunately no lives were lost.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, May 27, 1852

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Reason: collision
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.454166 Longitude: -81.121388
William R. McNeil
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Columbia (Steamboat), collision, 22 May 1852