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A. S. Page (Propeller), collision, 1 Jul 1856

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PAGE, A.S. steam tug collided with steam tug A.F. SMITH , in Oswego Harbor. Property loss $650 ( for both ?)
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (casualty list)

NOTE :- A.F. PAGE, Prop. Tug, built Oswego 1856 ??
      1860 Underwriters Regiter

      The Steam tug A.F. SMITH was run into last evening by the tug A.S. PAGE, in the river just below the bridge. It appears that the PAGE was backing up and by some means run into the stern of the SMITH knocking a whole in her stern and splintering her side and railing badly. The Smith sunk stern foremost, close to the bank with her bow out of water. The PAGE was not injured by the collision- The accident could not have taken place without culpable carelessness on somebody's part, but as there appears to be conflicting statements with regard to it, we forebear expressing any opinion as to who was the party at fault.
      Oswego Times & Journal
      Saturday July 19,1856

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $650
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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A. S. Page (Propeller), collision, 1 Jul 1856