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Fontanelle (Bark), burnt, 9 Oct 1871


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


NOTE - Other sail vessels burnt and supposed total losses in the Chicago Fire were
VALETTA - ECLIPSE - GLENBULAH - A.P. NICHOLS - C. NILSSON - ALNWICK - STAMPEDE and N.C. FORD.



OBSTRUCTIONS IN CHICAGO RIVER. - The hull of the bark FONTANELLE, which was burned on the night of the fire, now lies with her stern at the dock and her bow near the middle of the river, near Polk Street Bridge. She had on 300 tons of stone, and forms a serious obstruction to navigation, and some steps should be taken at once to remove her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, November 13, 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
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Media Type:
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: stone
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1871
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Local identifier:
McN.W.6208
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fontanelle (Bark), burnt, 9 Oct 1871