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City of Toronto (Steamboat), burnt, 31 Oct 1883


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Port Dalhousie, Ont., Nov. 1. -- The steamer CITY OF TORONTOburned to the water's edge last night.. The fire broke out amidships a little after 9 o'clock and lasted till 1 o'clock in the morning. The cause of the fire is unknown. The CITY OF TORONTO was brought here from Niagara this fall, and had her paddle-boxes taken off and her shaft cut at each end to enable her to pass through the new canal. She was to have been thoroughly rebuilt by the Messrs Muir Bros. during the coming winter. She was owned by the Hon. H.J. Dagget, of Oswego, N.Y. The los is estimated at $30,000. She was insured for a comparative amount.
      J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, Oct./Nov. 1883
     


      There is an unusual chapter of outside accidents reported. The side-wheel steamer CITY OF TORONTO burned at Port Dalhousie yesterday, where she is supposed to have been laid up for the season. She is insured in various insurance companies represented by Buffalo agencies for about $??.000 and is worth perhaps $30,000.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      November 2, 1883 4-7

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The steamer CITY OF TORONTO was burned to the water's edge Wednesday at Port Dalhousie.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 2, 1883
     
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A dispatch from Port Colborne to the Inter-Ocean says :- The steamer CITY OF TORONTO burned to the water's edge. The fire which broke out amidships a little after 9 o'clock and lasted until 1 o'clock in the morning. The cause of the fire is unknown. The CITY OF TORONTO was brought here from Niagara this fall, and her paddle boxes taken off and her shafts cut at each end to enable her to pass through the new canal. She was to have been thoroughly rebuilt by the Messrs. Muir Brothers during the coming winter. She was owned by the Hon. H.J. Daggett, of Oswego N.Y. The loss is estimated at $30,000. She was insured for a comparatively small amount.
      Marine Record
      November 8, 1883
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CITY OF TORONTO Steamer of 512 Tons reg. 19 years of age. Home Port, St. Catharines. While at Muir's Bros. Shipyard at Port Dalhousie, Ontario, October 31, 1883 vessel burnt from an unknown cause and became a total loss. Amount of loss $22,000
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1883
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

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CITY OF TORONTO of 512 Tons, and 18 years of age. Valued at $30,000. Became a total loss at Port Dalhousie during 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

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Paddle wheel steamer CITY OF TORONTO. Of 782 tons gross. Built Niagara 1864. 207 x 24 x 12. Burnt at Port Dalhousie, Ont., October 31, 1883
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      [Inland & Coastal] 1809 to 1930
     


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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $22,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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McN.W.10439
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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City of Toronto (Steamboat), burnt, 31 Oct 1883