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Canadian (Steamboat), aground, 1 May 1854

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COLLISION ON THE BAY OF QUINTE. -- One night last week, the steamers NOVELTY and CANADIAN cam in collision on the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario. The latter was so badly damaged that she was run ashore to prevent her from sinking. No lives were lost. The accident proceeded from carelessness or obstinacy on the part of the officers of one or both.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 15, 1854

CANADIAN Steamer, and the Steamer NOVELTY collided on the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario, May 1854. The CANADIAN ran ashore to save sinking, no lives lost. Property loss $2,000 (for both vessels?)
      Buffalo Democracy
      Feb. 28, 1855 (1854 casualty list)

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.143611 Longitude: -77.255833
William R. McNeil
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Canadian (Steamboat), aground, 1 May 1854