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Oshawa (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1861

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OSHAWA Propeller, cargo flour, ashore in South Bay Point, Lake Ontario. Vessel total loss.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Jan. 22, 1862. Casualty List 1861

Propeller OSHAWA, ashore at South Bay, Prince Edward County, with a cargo of mainly flour. The vessel went ashore near Wellington, and was owned by Black, Perry & Co. Her machinery and cargo was saved and the wreck was advertised "as she lay" for about four weeks after the wreck was reported in the Globe. -- Condensed.
      Toronto Globe
      Oct. 3rd. & 5th. 1861
NOTE:-- The wreck was reported as having been bought for service in Lake Simcoe.
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Propeller OSHAWA, Of about 340 tons. Built Montreal, 1854. Of 128 x 23 x 10. Wrecked Lake Ontario 1861
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamers
      ( Inland and Coastal ) 1809 to 1930

Propeller OSHAWA (C) of 329 tons. Built Montreal 1854 by A. Contain. Owned by James Black & Co. Home port, Montreal. Value $12,700 Class B 1.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register, 1860

      CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS, 1864. -- The Montreal Gazette of April 1st. says :-- Messrs. Chaffy & Black will form a line of the following named boats: -- The MERRITT (new), CONTAIN (new), BROCKVILLE, BRISTOL, WHITBY, BRUNO, MAGNET, RANGER, making the largest and newest freight line. The BRISTOL, BROCKVILLE, CONTAIN and BRUNO, will form a through line between Chicago and Montreal. The MERRITT is a splendid double engine sea-going propeller, built at Brockville by Chaffy & Bros, and the largest propeller ever built in Canada. Her tonnage will be about 900 tons, and she could cross the Atlantic with 800 bbls of flour, and 300 tons of coal, being three masted, bark rigged, her engines being auxilary when off the lakes.
The CONTAIN is a fine propeller, built by Contain for J. D. Black of Montreal, having the OSHAWA's engine.
      On the Georgian Bay the upper cabin, double engine steamer ALGOMA, will run on the Mail route between Collingwood, Sault Ste. Marie and Fort William. The ALGOMA was formerly the RACINE. The steamer CLIFTON, Capt. Smith, will run in the Mail line between Collingwood and Owen Sound. The new propeller GEORGIAN, built this winter, at Severn, for Smith & Wyatt, will be in Collingwood as soon as the ice permits, and will be on the route between Chicago and Collingwood.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 7, 1864

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $12,000
Cargo: $8,800
Freight: flour
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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Oshawa (Propeller), aground, 1 Sep 1861