The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1877

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p.3 Mr. Henderson, who was buried this afternoon, was one of the oldest engineers on the Lakes.

FIRE IN THE HARBOUR - An Elevator Partially Burned - the elevator belonging to Messrs. G.M. Millar & Co. was on fire; "The damage done is variously estimated at from $2,000 to $3,500. The upper frame is all burnt, and the machinery is considerably warped. The main shaft is bent in several places, but it is supposed that the cog wheels are all right. A good portion of the machinery was out of the elevator and in the storeroom. The hull appears to be untouched. The origin of the fire is only conjectural. Men had been working at the machinery, getting ready for next season's work. A small box stove was rigged up in the hold, close to the boiler, into the furnace hole of which the stove pipe had been pushed." - several barges nearby in danger; a policy on the elevator of $600 in the British Insurance Co.

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Daily News (Kingston, ON), March 21, 1877