Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 Feb. 1827, page 2
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Fire!--Last Saturday evening, between the hours of eight and nine o'clock, a fire broke out in the Brewery of Messrs. Abbott & Converse, situated upon Palmer's and M'Kinstry's Wharf, adjoining the Sotre-House and Wharf of Dorr & Jones. The cry of fire was soon circulated throughout the city, and our citizens assembled, at the spot with their accustomed alacrity--yet the fire had advanced so far, that it was found utterly impossible to extinguish it, or indeed, to confine its ravages to the Brewery; and the energies of the most considerate were directed to the demolition of such building as might have a tendency to feed the flame in its progress to wards the most populous and valuable portions of the city....

In this disaster Messrs Palmer and M'Kinstry are sufferers to a considerable amount--we believe they owned every building that was consumed, and the amount of property which they have lost, including the buildings, cannot be less than 4 or 5 thousand dollars...

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Detroit Gazette (Detroit, MI), 20 Feb. 1827, page 2