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Ottawa (Propeller), sunk by collision, 27 Sep 1851

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OTTAWA Propeller (British), sunk by Propeller REINDEER, near Kingston, Sept. 27, 1851, cargo of merchandise and flour. Vessel got up and repaired. Supposed property loss $16,000
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser, Jan. 2, 1852

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OTTAWA Propeller and Propeller REINDEER came in collision off Kingston on the night of the 27th. Sept. 1851. The OTTAWA sunk to her hurricane deck, having on board a full cargo of goods.
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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LOSS OF A PROPELLER ON LAKE ONTARIO. - The propellers REINDEER and OTTAWA came in collision on Saturday night last at about 11 o'clock, when directly off
Kingston, sinking the latter almost immediately, leaving nothing but her hurricane deck above water. No lives were lost. A large amount of goods on board must be greatly damaged or totally destroyed.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 3, 1851

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $16,000
Cargo: included
Freight: flour & m'dise
Remarks: Raised
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Ottawa (Propeller), sunk by collision, 27 Sep 1851