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Provincial (Steamboat), 1 May 1877


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Toronto Items. -- The wreck of the old steamer PROVINCIAL lying off the Esplanade, in front of the Grand Trunk depot, Toronto, is to be raised. This boat was built in Savannah a least a quarter of a century ago, for Ocean service about twenty-five years ago fell into the hands of the Provincial Insurance Company, and was brought up to this port.
      Detroit Tribune
      Friday, May 25, 1877
     

      The wreck of the old steamer PROVINCIAL lying off the Esplanade, in front of the Grand Trunk depot, Toronto, is to be raised. This boat was built in Savannah a least a quarter of a century ago, for Ocean service, and about twenty years ago fell into the hands of the Provincial Insurance Company, and was brought up here. After a short service as a freight boat she was condemned, and the engines taken out. For some years it formed a club house for the Yacht Club, but is now entirely submerged, and has long been an obstruction. It will be a happy event to have her out of that berth ???? ??? ?.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, May 29, 1877


Toronto Harbor. -- The work on the removal of the old wreck in front of the G. T. Station will commence next week, when divers will begin a series of explorations. There is said to be a fabulous amount of copper on the submerged PROVINCIAL.
      Detroit Tribune
      Tuesday, May 29, 1877
     

Mr. Richard Young, has the contract for raising the wreck of the PROVINCIAL. He commenced work by a thorough investigation of the wreck. There are about 40 feet broken from the bow, this will have to be taken up in pieces, probably. The remainder of the hull will be bulk-head enclose the whole in a coffer-dam and pump it out, so floating the hull completely. He reports the copper all there. He expects to have the wreck up in a month.
      Detroit Tribune
      Wednesday, June 6, 1877
     
     
Toronto Globe, 9th: The work of removing the old PROVINCIAL wreck is proceeding. Mr. Young first intended to bulkhead and float the after part of the boat. The timbers of the bow he is removing in detail, and he has found by closer inspection that the remainder of the hull will not bear the strain of pumping out and raising. He will now blow it to pieces, and get it out of the way as expediously as possible.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, June 12, 1877
     
     
At Toronto the wreck of the PROVINCIAL has been blown to pieces, and the latter will be immediately removed. It is now calculated that there will be seven tons of copper got out of it.
      Detroit Tribune
      Wednesday, June 27, 1877
     
     


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derlict to be removed
Date of Original:
1877
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McN.E.4940
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Provincial (Steamboat), 1 May 1877