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George Moffatt (Steamboat), C33480, lost part cargo, 3 Dec 1856

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Steamer GEORGE MOFFAT (C), cargo flour, jetted 800 barrels, in gale on Lake Ontario.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The Oswego Times of the 9th, says the steamer GEORGE MOFFATT, bound from Toronto to Montreal, with flour, was out in the gale with the LORD ELGIN, and when off Long Point, was obliged to throw overboard 800 bbls in order to save herself.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, December 10, 1856

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      Steamer GEORGE MOFFATT, Can. Reg. No. 33480. Built 1853 at Chatham, Ont. 135 x 24 x 11. Steamer wrecked Lake Ontario, December 1864.
      Prelm. List of Canadian Steamers
      (Inland & Coastal) 1809 -1930

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Reason: lost part cargo
Lives: nil
Cargo: $3,000
Freight: flour
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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George Moffatt (Steamboat), C33480, lost part cargo, 3 Dec 1856