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Niagara (Propeller), C73951, sunk, 6 Dec 1899

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Steamer NIAGARA, foundered lake Erie on December 6, 1899. Of 600 tons. Owned by J. & T. Matthews, of Toronto.
      Casualty List for 1899 [total loss]
      Marine Review
      December 21, 1899
      The Canadian steamer NIAGARA with a cargo of lumber and shingles bound from Georgian Bay to Buffalo is believed lost on Lake Erie. All on board are believed to have perished. She was last seen on Tuesday by the steamer ORION, M.T. GREEN and A.P. WRIGHT, the latter seeing her five miles off Long Point.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, December 9, 1899

propeller NIAGARA. Official canadian Number, 73951. Of 468 tons gross; 302 tons reg. Built at St. Catharines, Ont. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 135.6 x 26.3 x 12.2 Owned by James Matthews, of Toronto.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 16
Hull damage: $20,000
Cargo: inc. ?
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Niagara (Propeller), C73951, sunk, 6 Dec 1899