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Ottawa (Steamboat), sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1855

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TIBBITTS Steamer and Steamer OTTAWA (both C), collide near Brockport, St. Lawrence River. OTTAWA sinking, cargo flour and potash. Property loss $20,000 (both vessels)
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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      STEAMER OTTAWA, SUNK. --- We were shown a letter, yesterday by Mr. Bagnall, reveived from the agent of the Aetne Insurance Company, at Toronto, which state that the steamer OTTAWA, bound from Toronto to Montreal with a cargoof flour, was run into at Brockville by the steamer TIBBETT, and sunk in twenty feet of water.
      The Democract, Buffalo
      Tuesday, July 24, 1855

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STEAMER OTTAWA. --This steamer, which we noticed a day or two since as having been run into and sunk near Brockville by the steamer TIBBETTS, had on a cargo which consisted of 2,250 barrels flour, some potash, and a lot of other light freight, principally from Toronto, was considerably damaged, but is partially insured.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, July 27, 1855

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: flour & potash
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.58341 Longitude: -75.68264
William R. McNeil
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Ottawa (Steamboat), sunk by collision, 1 Jul 1855