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Joe Mac (Tug), sunk by collision, 3 Aug 1875

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The tug JOE MAC, while towing the schr. LYMAN CASEY up the St. Lawrence River Saturday afternoon, was run into by the prop. EAST, also upward bound, and sunk. The MAC is owned by Seymour & Co. of Ogdensburg. She was built in this city by Gibson & Craig in 1873 and is valued at $8,500.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 3, 1875 3-4

SEIZURE OF THE "EAST" -- The Ogdensburg Advance says: "In the summer of 1875 the propeller EAST ran down and sunk the tug JOE MAC, not even pausing to save her crew from drowning. Last winter Messrs. Seymours & Co., owners of the JOE MAC, obtained a judgment against the owners of the EAST, but have been unable to seize the vessel, as that could be only effected in American waters. Last Sunday morning the steam-tug SEYMOUR, with a United States Marshal and Posse on board, proceeded up to Allen's dock, and lay there in wait for the EAST, which about mid-day went up by Crossover Light Channel in American waters. The SEYMOUR ran out and made the capture in fine style, and in the evening steamed up to Averill's wharf, where the EAST now lies.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, November 8, 1876

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William R. McNeil
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Joe Mac (Tug), sunk by collision, 3 Aug 1875