James Van Buren (Tug), burnt, 1 Sep 1869
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VAN BUREN, JAMES Tug, burned at Buffalo; a total loss.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1869, Capt. J.W. Hall
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The tug VAN BUREN, belonging to Mr. Thomas Ryan, and lying in slip No., 3 near Genesee St. was discovered to be on fire about 1:00 this morning. The alarm was sounded and the department promptly turned out, but from the position of the vessel it was impossible to bring a stream to bear for a time. She was finally moved to the middle of the slip, preventing the spread of the flame. The upper works were consumed. The origin of the fire could not be ascertained, nor the amount of loss.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
September 29, 1869 3-3
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New York, United States
- William R. McNeil
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