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Hamilton Morton (Propeller), U26249, sunk, 1 Nov 1858

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MORTON, HAMILTON Propeller Tug, took fire in Detroit River, was scuttled and sunk. Property loss $800.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 15, 1859 (1858 Casualty List)

TUG HAMILTON MORTON BURNED. -- The steam tug HAMILTON MORTON was badly burned while lying at the dock above the water works in this city early this morning. She was scuttled and sunk with a view of saving as much of her as possible. The actual damage not ascertained. -- Detroit Advertiser of Saturday.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      November 15, 1858

team screw HAMILTON MORTON.* U. S. No. 26249. Of 227 gross tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1854.
      * Renamed W.R. MUIR - U. S. - 1868
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $800
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Hamilton Morton (Propeller), U26249, sunk, 1 Nov 1858