The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ottawa (Propeller), burnt, 1 Oct 1866

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OTTAWA Propeller, damaged by fire at Muskegon, October 1866. Property loss $3,000
      Casualty List for 1866---Buffalo
      Commercial Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1867

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OTTAWA Propeller of 305 Tons, owned at Detroit by Morgan & Co. Burned while in port at Muskegon October 1866. Loss to ship $16,000 insurance $9,500 Loss to cargo $3,000 insurance $1,800
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard Report

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PROPELLER OTTAWA. - The propeller OTTAWA took fire in her hold on Wednesday last. She was towed into the lake for the purpose of being scuttled. This appeared to be the only remedy to save her from total destruction. She was owned by Messrs. Byerson, Hills & Co., of Muskegon. - Muskegon News.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, October 24, 1866

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Damaged
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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Ottawa (Propeller), burnt, 1 Oct 1866