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North Star (Steamboat), burnt, 20 Feb 1862

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NORTH STAR Steamer, burnt at Cleveland.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      January 26, 1863. (Casualty List, 1862)

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The Steamer NORTH STAR Burned. - The steamer NORTH STAR was destroyed by fire at Cleveland on Thursday night last, about ten o'clock. The origin of the fire is not known. The NORTH STAR was built in 1854 by Messrs. S.W. & A. Turner, of Cleveland, at a cost of $120,000, for the Lake Superior trade, in which trade she has ever since been engaged. At the time of her loss she was owned by Messrs. C.G. Hussey, T.M. Howe, and J.M. Cooper, of Pittsburgh, and Capt. Sweet of that city. The full amount of insurance is not known, but is supposed to be about $25,000. She was insured in the Commonwealth and Manhattan Companies to the amount of $2,500 each, and balance in Pittsburgh Companies.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      Monday, February 24, 1862

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Steamer NORTH STAR. Of 1106 tons. Built Cleveland 1854 by S. Turner. Owned by S. & A. Turner. Home port, Cleveland. Value, $47,000 Class, A 2.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake vessel register, 1860

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $30,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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North Star (Steamboat), burnt, 20 Feb 1862