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Valetta (Bark), burnt, 9 Oct 1871


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Bark VALETTA, destroyed by Chicago fire; total loss.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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BURNED AT CHICAGO. Capt. Larkin, principal owner of the bark VALETTA, report
the loss of that vessel by the recent fire. She was burned to the water's edge and immediately sunk. She was 7 years old, 407 tons burden, and hailed from St. Catharines, Ont. .......
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, October 14, 1871


The Chicago Tribune states that the 3 vessels, the ECLIPSE, of Racine, the VALETTA of Canada, and the FONTANELLE, of Milwaukee, which are lying at the Clark St. bridge, will be pumped dry, and scow EVERGREEN, with a steam engine on board, having been towed alongside for that purpose, large tanks are to be placed in each vessel which, when pumped out are expected to raise the vessels, it is expected to be completed in about 3 weeks.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 9, 1872


Media Type:
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1871
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.6205
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Valetta (Bark), burnt, 9 Oct 1871