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Clara (Propeller), U5220, sunk by collision, 1 Aug 1861

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CLARA Propeller, sunk by collision with the Propeller BUFFALO in the Detroit River.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862 Casualty List, 1861

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RAISED.---The steamer CLARA, which was sunk a day or two since by collision with the propeller BUFFALO, was yesterday raised to the top of the water. She will at once be put into Dry-dock and repaired. She had a bad break in her starboard side. ---- Detroit Advertiser
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, August 28, 1861

The raising of the steamer CLARA, was considerably disarranged yesterday by the chains giving way to the forward arch, allowing the boat to sink again to the bottom. They were again replaced, and, during the day, the steamer successfully raised, when she was taken to dry-dock for repairs. -- Detroit Free Press.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Thursday, August 29, 1861

Steam screw CLARA. U. S. No. 5220. Of 105.31 tons gross; 52.66 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1860. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 71.0 x 18.0 x 7.2
      Merchant Vessel List, 1892

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $600
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.081944 Longitude: -83.125555
William R. McNeil
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Clara (Propeller), U5220, sunk by collision, 1 Aug 1861