Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tibbetts (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1855
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TIBBITTS Steamer and Steamer NOVELTY (both C) collide near Kingston. Property loss $600 (both vessels ?)
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

TIBBITTS Steamer and Steamer OTTAWA (both C), collide near Brockport, St. Lawrence River. OTTAWA sinking, cargo flour and potash. Property loss $20,000 (both vessels)
      Buffalo Morning Express (casualty list)
      Jan. 11, 1856

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      STEAMER OTTAWA, SUNK. --- We were shown a letter, yesterday by Mr. Bagnall, reveived from the agent of the Aetne Insurance Company, at Toronto, which state that the steamer OTTAWA, bound from Toronto to Montreal with a cargoof flour, was run into at Brockville by the steamer TIBBETT, and sunk in twenty feet of water.
      The Democract, Buffalo
      Tuesday, July 24, 1855

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STEAMER OTTAWA. --This steamer, which we noticed a day or two since as having been run into and sunk near Brockville by the steamer TIBBETTS, had on a cargo which consisted of 2,250 barrels flour, some potash, and a lot of other light freight, principally from Toronto, was considerably damaged, but is partially insured.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Friday, July 27, 1855

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: damage slight
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Tibbetts (Steamboat), collision, 1 Jul 1855