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Columbia (Steamboat), collision, 19 Oct 1851

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Steamer COLUMBIA, and Steamer CHARTER, collide on Lake Erie. October 23, 1851. Property loss, $500 for both.
      Disasters on the Lakes in 1851
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 2, 1852
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      Steamers CHARTER and COLUMBIA came in collision at Dunkirk, the latter latter considerably damaged in her upper works. Oct. 22, 1851
      Casualty List for 1851
      Erik Hyle's private papers

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COLLISION. - Yesterday morning as the CHARTER was entering Dunkirk harbor she
ran into the steamer COLUMBIA, coming out. The COLUMBIA was badly injured, her
side being stove in and her deck split to amidships. She got into Buffalo safely and will be repaired and in readiness for her regular trip tonight.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 20, 1851

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: 500
Remarks: Damaged
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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Columbia (Steamboat), collision, 19 Oct 1851