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Sanford Davis (Tug), C71118, collision, 23 May 1878

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The tug SANFORD DAVIS ran into the steam barge LOTHAIR when about to tow her into Collingwood harbor. She struck the barge amidships, breaking the water-pipe and letting all the water out of her boiler into the hold. The barge was loaded with grain, which will be considerably damaged.
      Cleveland herald
      Friday, May 24, 1878

      The following vessels have had their names changed during the last calendar year, by permission of His Excellency the Governor-in-Council, viz: -
Steamer SANFORD DAVIS, of Collingwood, changed to BEATRICE.
      Sessional Papers, Canada [No. 5] A. 1882
      Steam screw BEATRICE. Official Canada No. 71118. Of 30 gross tons; 20 tons reg. Built Collingwood, Ont, 1877. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 63.0 x 12.3 x 5.6. Owned by Wm. J. Keays, of Sarnia, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.4834 Longitude: -80.21638
William R. McNeil
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Sanford Davis (Tug), C71118, collision, 23 May 1878