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Troy (Steamboat), sunk, 4 Mar 1860

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Steamer TROY, broke adrift in Goderich Harbor by a freshet, and carried out into the Lake, where she sank about two miles off shore. Total loss. Property loss, $5,000
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. (Casualty list, 1860)

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      GODERICH, C.W. MARCH 5. - The ice in the Maitland River broke up last night causing great damage.
      The steamer TROY, belonging to the Buffalo & Lake Huron Railway Company, was carried half a mile into the lake, and lies aground with one half her hurricane deck above water. The schooner BROTHERS was carried five miles into the lake, and serious damage was done to other vessels.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, March 5, 1860

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Troy (Steamboat), sunk, 4 Mar 1860