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City of Ogdensburg (Bark), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1860

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Ogdensburgh, Oct. 17 - The stm. ONTARIO, while entering this port, about 3:00 this morning, ran into and sunk the large barque CITY OF OGDENSBURGH, lying at anchor outside, in 80 feet Of water. She sunk in less than 3 minutes after the collision, her crew having barely time to escape, with nothing but their clothes which they had on. The vessel was light. The steamer sustained some damage, but nothing very serious.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 18, 1860 4-2
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CITY Bark, when at anchor at Ogdensburg, was sunk by the Steamer ONTARIO running into her, damage to former $3,500 to latter $300
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. Casualty List, 1860

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Preparations are being made to raise the barque CITY which lies sunk abreast of Prescott. A large scow and barge have been procured for the purpose, and will be at work in a day or two. It will be remembered that the CITY was sunk by the steamer ONTARIO in the night time last fall. --- Ogdensburgh Journal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 24, 1861

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The bark CITY, which was sunk last fall betweenOgdensburg and Prescott, is now being raised, and will probably be up in a day or two. - - Oswego Times
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 13, 1861
The old barque, CITY OF ROCHESTER, sunk last fall near Ogdensburgh by the steamer ONTARIO, is being raised. The vessel was built here many years ago by Capt. Hosea Rogers, and subsequently sold to a party in Ogdensburgh, who substituted the name of the place for Rochester, as part of the ship's name or hailing place.
      Rochester Union & Advertiser
      June 14, 1861


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Cargo: $750
Remarks: Raised
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.69423 Longitude: -75.48634
William R. McNeil
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City of Ogdensburg (Bark), sunk by collision, 1 Oct 1860