Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ontario (Steamboat), collision, 1 Oct 1860
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Ogdensburgh, Oct. 17 - The stm. ONTARIO, while entering this port, about 3:00 this morning, ran into and sunk the large barque CITY OF OGDENSBURGH, lying at anchor outside, in 80 ft. Of water. She sunk in less than 3 minutes after the collision, her crew having barely time to escape, with nothing but their clothes which they had on. The vessel was light. The steamer sustained some damage, but nothing very serious.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 18, 1860 4-2
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ONTARIO Steamer, ran into the Bark CITY which was at anchor at Ogdensburg, sinking her, damage to Bark, $3,500, to Steamer $300.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      March 11, 1861. Casualty List, 1860

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Reason: collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.69423 Longitude: -75.48634
William R. McNeil
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Ontario (Steamboat), collision, 1 Oct 1860