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O. N. Chapin (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1856

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Steam tug O.N. CHAPIN, ashore near Port Stanley. Total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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O.N. CHAPLIN paddle-wheel tug, smashed against the shore, 4 miles east of harbor of Port Stanley, the shore at this point is a bank about 50 feet high.
      Toronto Globe
      November 4, 1856
      proper spelling is O.N. CHAPIN
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Screw propeller O.N. CHAPLIN, of 47 tons. Built Albany, N.Y. in 1854. First home port, Albany, N.Y. DISPOSITION -- Stranded October 31, 1856 at Port Stanley, Ont. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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O. N. Chapin (Propeller), aground, 1 Nov 1856