The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. , Sept. 20, 1851

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Fire. - A fire broke out about 7:30 o'clock last evening in the long ship building connected with the Marine Railway of Messrs. Carrington & Pardee. It was occupied by Capt. Weeks and his ship carpenters and joiners, employed in preparing the upper works of the steamer. The building contained a large quantity of combustible materials, such as dry pine lumber, rigging, tar, oakum, shavings, &c. , and before the firemen were on the ground with their engines, the whole building was enveloped in flames, and pretty much burned down before the fire could be arrested.

After the fire department got their engines in operation the fire was soon got under by the powerful and well directed efforts by the firemen. The building was owned by Messrs. Carrington & Pardee, and was insured. Capt. Weeks and the mechanics in his employ must have lost a considerable amount of property. To what extent they were insured, if at all, we have not learned.

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Daily Times (Oswego, NY), Sat. , Sept. 20, 1851