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Asia (Propeller), sunk, 6 Oct 1873


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The prop. ASIA, with wheat from Chicago to Montreal, in coming in the harbor at Port Colborne last evening struck the rock bottom near the little light house causing her to leak so badly that she sank in the harbor. The cargo is liikely to be all damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 7, 1873 3-6

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      Prot Colborne, Oct. 6 - The propeller ASIA, with wheat from Chicago for Montreal, coming into the harbour this evening, struck the rock bottom near the little lighthouse, causing her to leak so badly that she sank in the harbour. Her cargo is likely to be all damaged
      The Toronto Mail
      Tuesday, October 7, 1873

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The tug PEREW with 3 steam pumps left this port yesterday afternoon about 3:00 to go to the relief of the prop. ASIA sunk in Port Colborne harbor.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 8, 1873 3-6

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A dispatch from Port Colborne says: "The prop. ASIA, which sunk there Monday evening, has now 2 steam pumps from Buffalo on board. The cargo of wheat is all damaged with the exception of about 1,500 bu.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 9, 1873 3-4

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      Port Colborne, Oct. 8 - The propeller ASIA sunk in the harbour, on Monday afternoon, she now has two steam pumps from Buffalo on board. The cargo of wheat is all damaged, with the exception of about fifteen hundred bushels.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, October 9, 1873

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Recent advice reports the propeller ASIA raised last Thursday and state that the hole in her bottom had been repaired sufficiently to allow her to be taken down the canal to St. Cathrines. on Friday
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 13, 1873 3-4


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Newspaper
Item Type:
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Notes:
Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15063
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Asia (Propeller), sunk, 6 Oct 1873