The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), August 12, 1881


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The following particulars of the burning of the steamer FLOWER CITY, at Clayton, are given by an Oswego exchange: "A fire had just been started in her engine, as she had been engaged to carry an excursion to Kingston. The fire caught from a defective stack. An alarm was sounded, but after hard work it was seen that the fire could not be extinguished and she was cut adrift. She floated a little way down stream and burned about three-quarters of an hour. The sight was a grand one and was witnessed by a large number of people. After burning some time, the steam-tug McARTHUR of Canada came to her assistance, and soon had a large stream of water on the fire and succeeded in putting it out after the cabin and all the upper works had been burned. No lives were lost.


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Date of Original:
August 12, 1881
Local identifier:
GLN.3499
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, OH), August 12, 1881