The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ocean (Propeller), C88633, aground, 18 Oct 1880

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Yesterday morning, about 8 o'clock, as the propeller OCEAN was proceeding up from Montreal, laden with 250 tons of pig iron, an attempt was made to run across the current at Farrens Point, below Morrisburg. The vessel sheered and ran upon the bank damaging her stern. Subsequently she swung off and drifted down to a wharf some distance below where the accident occurred. It was found that her fore-foot had been carried away and her garboard streak split. Her pumps were put in operation and she proceeded to this city, getting here this morning. The OCEAN was temporarily repaired here. She is bound for Toronto. Captain McMaugh is in command.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 19, 1880

The propeller OCEAN, of St. Catharines, which was here on Tuesday, ran into Port Hope yesterday morning leaking badly. After shifting some of her cargo of pig iron she started again for Toronto. After getting a few miles up the lake the leak increased and she put back to the port with all her pumps working full and a sail under her bottom to check the leaking.
      Kingston Whig-Standard
      October 21, 1880

Steam screw OCEAN, Official Canada No. 88633. Of 684 tons gross; 451 tons net. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1872. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.3 x 11.7 Owned by S. Neelon, of St. Catharines, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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Ocean (Propeller), C88633, aground, 18 Oct 1880