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Republic (Propeller), burnt, 2 Oct 1857


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Propeller REPUBLIC, burnt at Sandusky, total loss of ship and cargo. Property loss $15,000
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 28, 1858 (1857 Casualty List)

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      Sandusky, Oct. 2. - The prop. REPUBLIC, of the New York and Erie Railroad Line, was burned at the Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad dock this afternoon. A full cargo of rolling freight and live stock was consumed. Partially insured. The large freight house of the Railroad Company caught fire from the propeller and was also destroyed, with a portion of its contents. The building was insured for $10,000.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 3, 1857

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      We are informed that the prop. REPUBLIC took fire yesterday afternoon at her dock, Sandusky, and burned to the water's edge. She was not loaded at the time having delivered her up cargo. The REPUBLIC has been running this season in the New York and Erie Railroad Line from Dunkirk. She was owned, we believe by Capt. Ludlow; was worth about $18,000, and was insured.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 3, 1857 2-7

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      We had a brief statement on Saturday of the destruction of the propeller REPUBLIC by fire at Sandusky. Since then the Register has come to hand, from which we learn that she caught fire about 3:00 Friday afternoon, from some unknown cause, while lying at the dock near the rolling freight house of the S.M. & N. R.R. Co. The whole upper works of the propeller, together with the warehouse, were consumed in 30 minutes, and it was only by the most strenuous exertions of the firemen (after losing one of their engines and hose carts by fire,) with the hearty help of the citizens, that a schooner, grain warehouse, and salt house, were saved from the flames. All danger was not passed until 8:00 in the evening. Contrary to the information on Saturday, the Register say the REPUBLIC was bound down loaded with flour, live cattle and hogs from Detroit, and had stopped at Sandusky and taken on considerable additional freight, consisting of flour, eggs, oil and butter. All were destroyed. The freight house was insured for $10,000 and had only a small amount of goods in it. The propeller was insured for $12,000. What insurance on the freight destroyed, if any, there was of course it is impossible to say.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, October 5, 1857 2-4

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      The propeller REPUBLIC, of the N. Y. & E. Railroad Line, was burned at Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad Dock, on Friday afternoon. Her full cargo of rolling freight and live stock was consumed. Loss about $18,000. Her owner, Capty. Ludlow, was insured, we understand, for $12,000.
      The large freight warehouse of the S. M. & N. Railroad Co. caught fire from the burning propeller, and was destroyed, together with a portion of its contents. The building was insured for $10,000.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 5, 1857

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      PROPELLER REPUBLIC. -- An attempt is to be made to raise the hull of the propeller REPUBLIC, which was recently burned at Sandusky; but it has not yet been determined what disposition will be made of it.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, November 6, 1857


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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $15,000
Cargo: included
Freight: live stock, &c.
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1857
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Local identifier:
McN.W.3264
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Republic (Propeller), burnt, 2 Oct 1857