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Oceanica (Propeller), U155040, trapped in ice, 21 Mar 1903

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While being towed into the harbor yesterday afternoon from Tonawanda, the barge OCEANICA was caught in a large field of ice near Horseshoe Reef. The tugs AMERICA and CONSTITUTION finally broke a way out of the field and the barge anchored in the river until this morning.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, March 21, 1903
Steam screw OCEANICA. U. S. No. 155040. oF 1,490 tons gross; 1,241 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1881. Home port, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 262.8 x 37.2 x 19.9 Freight service. Crew of 16. Of 600 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: trapped in ice
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.881111 Longitude: -78.915833
William R. McNeil
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Oceanica (Propeller), U155040, trapped in ice, 21 Mar 1903