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Coaster (Propeller), collision, 30 Jul 1859

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Propeller COASTER, collided with Schooner COQUETTE near Oswego, Lake Ontario, July 1859. Property loss $700
      Disaster to Oswego Vessels during 1859
      Oswego (N.Y.) Commercial Times
      April 10, 1860

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Collision. - On Saturday night last the schooner COQUETTE, bound for Oswego, came in collision with the Port Ontario screw packet COASTER, bound from that port to Genesee river, with a cargo of tan bark. The bow of the propeller was stove in, and she became waterlogged. The captain and crew came ashore in a small boat, and procured the services of a tug and the COASTER was towed into this port. The schooner experienced no material damage.
      Oswego Palladium
      Tues., August 2, 1859

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      COLLISION. - On Saturday night the scow propeller COASTER, bound from Port Ontario for the Genesee River, with bark, collided just above this port, with the Canadian schooner COQUETTE, bound from Toronto for Oswego with lumber, demolishing the bow of the propeller and filling her full of water. The captain and crew and owner of the cargo, came ashore in the small boat, procured the tug J.H. BLOORE, and towed the propeller into port, which was kept afloat by the buoyancy of her cargo. The schooner received some slight damage. - Oswego Times.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Wednesday, August 3, 1859

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $700
Freight: bark
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
William R. McNeil
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Coaster (Propeller), collision, 30 Jul 1859