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Jerome (Propeller), burnt, 5 Oct 1884

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JEROME Propeller Tug. Home port, Montreal. On Oct. 5, 1884 Tug caught fire and became a total loss, at Wallaceburg, St. Clair River. No cargo. Hull loss $6,000. No Insurance.
      Disasters to Lake Shipping, 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884


JEROME Tug of 41 Reg. Tons, and 12 years of age, bound from Wallace to Algoma, caught fire on Lake Ontario (sic), and burned to a total loss, Oct.3, 1884. Amount of loss $2,000.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for the year, 1884
      Dept.of Marine & Fisheries. Sessional Papers 1885


JEROME Propeller, Home port, Montreal. Official Canadian Number, 61163 Built Burlington, U. S. A. 1872, of 60 Gross Tons. 41 Tons Reg. 74' x 10'5" x 4' Owned by C.J.Johnson, of Wallaceburg, Ontario.
      Dominion of Canada Vessel Register 1886


JEROME Propeller, built by Jerome at Saginaw 1872. Owned by Haywood & Roodley. Home port, Montreal. 30 Tons. Valued at $7,000. Class A 2. REMARKS:- Tug, River.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register for 1874


Canadian Tug JEROME was burnt on the Sydenham River, below Wallaceburg, Ontario. She was towing a raft to Marine City at the time. Valued at $6,000, built by D. Jerome of Montreal in 1874 as a yacht and lately used for towing. Owned by J.A. Smith and others of Wallaceburg. A Total loss.
      Marine Record
      Oct. 9, 1884

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $6,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.59303 Longitude: -82.38853
William R. McNeil
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Jerome (Propeller), burnt, 5 Oct 1884