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Manitoba (Propeller), burnt, 1 Nov 1883

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Chatham, Ont., Nov. 2. -- The steam barge MANITOBA was burned to the water's edge about 11 o'clock last night. She was lying about five miles down the river. The origin of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have caught from the smoke-stack. The boat is insured.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Oct./Nov., 1883

The steambarge MANITOBA, burned on the River Thames a few days since was built at Chatham in 1870, was sixty eight tons burden, and was employed in the wood trade. This is the second burning of a steamer on that river this season. Fortunately no lives were lost on either occasion. - Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 8, 1883

Barge MANITOBA of 68 tons reg. 12 years old and belonging to the port of Chatham, burned 6 miles west of Chatham Sept. 31, 1883 while bound from Detroit to Chatham. a total loss. Valued at $2,500. Cause of burning is unknown.
      Department of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wrck & Casualty, 1883

MANITOBA Propeller of 81 Tons Gross, 69 Tons Reg. Built Chatham, Ont. 1870. 74' x 20'7" x 5'9" Owned by A.T. Crowe, of Dover (east) Ontario.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books
      of the Dominion of Canada during 1874

MANITOBA of 100 Tons, and 13 years of age, valued at $5,000 became a total loss on the Thames River during 1883.
      Lost tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Total Loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.41224 Longitude: -82.18494
William R. McNeil
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Manitoba (Propeller), burnt, 1 Nov 1883