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Tinto (Propeller), burnt, 17 Jul 1856


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Propeller TINTO, (C), burned off Kingston, C.W.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The Propeller TINTO owned by Gibb & Ross of Quebec, built at Sorel in the fall of 1855 by McCarthy, has a 4 bladed prop. of 10 feet and 18 feet pitch.
      Toronto Globe
      May 28, 1856

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      KINGSTON, C. W. July 18. - The propeller "TINTO," was burned last night off Nine Mile Point, and is a total wreck. About twelve persons are lost, among them Capt. Campbell and a Mr. Henderson. The purser and twelve of the crew were saved.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, July 18, 1856

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The new Propeller TINTO, Capt. Campbell, caught fire off Nineteen Mile Point and burned to the waters edge, bound from Kingston to Toronto and Hamilton. 18 persons missing.
      Toronto Globe
      July 19, 1856

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A Propeller Burnt. - We learn from Capt. Ledyard, of the BAY STATE, that the new Prop. PINTO [sic Tinto] was burnt to the water's edge on Thursday night. She took fire about nine miles above Kingston, and floated down the river, and lodged against an island a few miles below Kingston, where she lay burning when the BAY STATE came up yesterday morning.
Two steamers went to her assistance, after she was discovered, but no person was found on board and the small boat was gone. It was supposed the crew deserted her in the boat and went to one of the Islands. Capt. Ledyard states that she was burning briskly as he passed her, and was quite down to the water's edge. The cause of the fire was unknown.
The telegraph states that twelve passengers are lost by the casualty of the PINTO. Among them Capt. Beel, and a Mr. Henderson. The purser and 12 of the crew were saved.
      Oswego Palladium
      Saturday, July 19, 1856


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      The Propeller TINTO drifted ashore on Cedar Island, and burned to the waters edge.
      Toronto Globe
      July 21, 1856

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      LAUNCH - Propeller AVON of about 400 Tons Burden built for Messrs. Hooker & Pridham, was launched at Kingston June 12, the engines and boiler are from the Propeller TINTO burnt last summer.
      Toronto Globe
      June 17, 1857

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Reason: burnt
Lives: 18
Hull damage: $10,000
Cargo: $1,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1856
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Local identifier:
McN.W.2471
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Tinto (Propeller), burnt, 17 Jul 1856