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N. Britton (Propeller), U18514, sunk by collision, 6 Jun 1863


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Propeller tug N. BRITTON, sunk by collision with schooner A.C. RAYNOR, off Buffalo. Raised. Property loss $500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Wednesday, January 20, 1864

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      A TUG SUNK. - On Saturday afternoon the tugs SWIFT and BRITTON started out into the bay on a race, in pursuit of business. The immediate object of attention was the schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR, which was coming into port heavily laden. The officers of the tug SWIFT displayed considerable energy, and doubtless would have captured the prize, if, in the excitement, the engine had not become powerless. As it was, the engine "got stuck" on the centre, and, being in the way of the schooner, she was run into and sunk. The men on board had a narrow escape. It is possibe that the unfortunate tug may be resurrected from her watery grave without serious injury. The boat, we understand, was not insured.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, June 8, 1863

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      The tug BRITTON was sunk in the lake a few days since by colliding with the schooner ANNA C. RAYNOR, about four miles from the lighthouse. She has been raised and was brought into port yesterday by the wrecking tug RELIEF.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Saturday, June 13, 1863

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Screw N. BRITTON. U. S. No. 18514. Of 17 tons. Built Buffalo, 1864. First home port, Buffalo. DISPOSITION -- Abandoned 1875.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $500
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1863
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17867
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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N. Britton (Propeller), U18514, sunk by collision, 6 Jun 1863