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Ontario (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1857

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ONTARIO Propeller, was run ashore near Bar Point, having been stove by ice. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty list)

ACCIDENT TO THE ONTARIO. -- Yesterday at 2 o'clock the propeller ONTARIO, when 8 miles below Bar Point, on her way to this place, from Ogdensburgh, was found to be leaking so badly that she could not be kept clear by her pumps, and her captain was compelled to run her on the beach, two miles below the Point. It was ascertained that the leak proceeded from a hole of more than a foot square, made by the ice in her starboard bow. She was pumped out, and her crew succeeded in heaving her off by her anchors, the freight having in the meantime been shifted so that when afloat the hole would be thrown out of water, It was then covered with leather, and planks spiked over it. She arrived here this morning. Her cargo is slightly damaged. -- Detroit Tribune, Dec. 1.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, December 3, 1857

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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Ontario (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1857