The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Montezuma (Brig), collision, 1 May 1851

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Brig MONTEZUMA, came back about noon, and made the Harbor (Buffalo) in fine style. She ran up the Creek at a spanking rate, and ran into the Steamer EMPIRE, striking her on the larboard bow, carrying away her upper works. The vessel lost her bowsprit and fore-rigging in the encounter.
      Morning Express, Buffalo
      Friday, May 2, 1851

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The brig MONTEZUMA was also driven back, and in passing up the Creek ran into the steamer EMPIRE on her larboard quarter with her bowsprit, tearing up the steamer's deck and doing considerable damage to her upper works. The brig was considerably damaged by the loss of a portion of her rails and her forward rigging.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 2, 1851

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      May 1, 1851. - Brig MONTEZUMA, ran into steamer EMPIRE, at Buffalo - damaged both. Property loss $550
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, January 5, 1852
      Casualty List for 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $550
Remarks: Damaged
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Montezuma (Brig), collision, 1 May 1851