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Ottoca (Scow), struck wreck, sunk, 1 Oct 1860

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SCOW SUNK - By a telegraph from Detroit we learn that the scow OTTOCA, struck the wreck of the propeller MOUNT VERNON, near Point au Pelee, and sunk in five fathoms of water.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, October 26, 1860

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      WRECK OF THE MOUNT VERNON - The Detroit Advertiser says the hull of the exploded propeller MOUNT VERNON lies S. 3/4 W. three-fourths of a mile from the "Dummy," or mainland, Point au Pelee Light, and is marked by a byoy. This we are credibly informed by the man at the wheel of the scow OTTOCA, but all the other men being below, for some reason he did not pay proper heed to it.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Monday, October 29, 1860

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Reason: struck wreck, sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
William R. McNeil
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Ottoca (Scow), struck wreck, sunk, 1 Oct 1860