The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mohawk (Brig), sunk by collision, 7 Jun 1864

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By telegraph from Port Colborne, to Capt. Dobbins, we learn that the brig MOHAWK is sunk 6 miles above the harbor in 9 fathoms of water. The sinking was caused by a collison with a tug on Saturday evening, at 11:00. She was laden with coal.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      June 7, 1864 3-3

The tug ROBB, on her very first trip was in collision with the schooner MOHAWK about 6 miles above Port Colborne, the schooner sunk within 5 minutes, The ROBB refused to stop to assist the crew.
      Toronto Globe
      June 8, 1864

Brig MOHAWK (C) of 112 tons. Built Portsmouth 1844 by De Sete. Owned by Murray & Welsh. Home port Kingston. Value $2,600 Class, B. REMARKS:-- Formerly ELLEN MURRAY; rebuilt in 1856; repaired in 1861 and 62.
      Register of the Ships of the Lakes
      and River St. Lawrence for 1864.

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Reason: sunk by collision
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Mohawk (Brig), sunk by collision, 7 Jun 1864