The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario (Propeller), burnt, 17 Nov 1883

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The tug ONTARIO was destroyed by fire here on the 17th. She was insured for $2,500, and owned by J.N. Jex of this city. She was built at Philadelphia in 1852, and rebuilt twice since then. Her remains are now on the Canada shore below Sarnia. - Port Huron Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 22, 1883

ONTARIO Prop. of 76 tons. and three years old. Total loss on River St. Clair during 1883
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

NOTE :- the Marine Record errs in the Nov. 22, 1883 report:- it should read ONTARIO Prop. of 76 tons built Buffalo by G.H. Notter in 1881. Port of hail, Kingston. Owned by W.J. Murphy & Co.--- REMARKS -- Burned 1883
      Marine Directory of the Great Lakes
      R.L. Polk & Co. 1883

On Monday Jex Brothers, of this port, commenced to raise the remains of the tug ONTARIO, which was burned and sunk last November, below Sarnia. The will also raise the scow WINCOX, which is sunk near the same place. --- Port Huron Report.
      Marine Review
      October 2, 1884

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Ontario (Propeller), burnt, 17 Nov 1883