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Myra (Propeller), sunk by collision, 12 Sep 1889

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Sidewheel steamer ROTHESAY, registered at the port of Prescott; and bound from Brockville to Prescott on September 12, 1989 collided with the tug MYRA, a 1/4 mile above Prescott. A total loss. Vessel was 22 years of age and her loss valued at $1,500.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1889
      Department of Marine & Fisheries

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      Prescott, Ont. - The excursion steamer ROTHESAY collided last night with the tug MYRA of Ogdensburg. The MYRA sunk and the ROTHESAY was beached, the 60 passengers escaping. Samuel Jardine and Wm. Sullivan, of the MYRA were drowned.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, September 13, 1889

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      THE "ROTHESAY" COLLISION - Prescott, Sept. 19 - The firm of John Donnely & Son, Wreckers, of Kingston, have the contract for raising the tug MYRA, which was sunk in collision with the steamer ROTHESAY on the evening of the 12th. inst. and will commence operations at once. The body of Samuel Jarden, an engineer on the ill-fated tug, was found this morning about one mile below this town in a fearfully scalded state. An inquest will be held this evening. The body of fireman Wm. Sullivan has not been recovered yet. The ROTHESAY is still lying in the same position as when beached. No arrangements have been made for raising her as yet.
      Toronto Globe
      Friday, September 21, 1889

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Lives: 2
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.71681 Longitude: -75.51604
William R. McNeil
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Myra (Propeller), sunk by collision, 12 Sep 1889