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Louisville (Propeller), fire, 12 Oct 1856

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Propeller LOUISVILLE, cargo flour and provisions, burned on the River St. Lawrence.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 31, 1857 (1856 casualty list)

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      The following is a copy of a dispatch received last night by Chamberlain, Crawford & Co., - Northern Transportation Co.:
      "Propeller LOUISVILLE, burned nearly to the water's edge near Prescott, Sunday forenoon - scuttled in eight feet of water. Cargo between decks mostly burned. Wheat and flour below decks can be saved - damaged. Hull and cargo insured."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Wednesday, October 15, 1856

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      We learn from the Ogdensburgh Sentinel that the propeller LOUISVILLE, which was burned to the water's edge last summer, has been nearly rebuilt, and that she will take her place on the line as soon as navigation opens.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Tuesday, March 3, 1857

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Steam screw LOUISVILLE. Of 366 tons. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1853. First home port, Oswego, N.Y. Lost 1857
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $15,000
Cargo: $15,000
Freight: Provisions, flour
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.71681 Longitude: -75.51604
William R. McNeil
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Louisville (Propeller), fire, 12 Oct 1856