The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Elm City (Schooner), fire, 27 May 1866

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Schooner ELM CITY, cargo water lime, damaged by fire at Erie, May 1866. Property loss, hull $800; cargo $1,000
      Casualty List for 1866
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      February 26, 1867

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      Schooner ELM CITY, of 74 tons, owned at Erie by Foster & Co. Bound from Port Dover to Erie, was destroyed by fire at Erie, May 1866. Total loss. Loss to ship $8,000; insurance $5,000. Loss to cargo $4,000; insurance on cargo $1,800.
      Marine Casualties on the Great
      Lakes 1863-1873 U. S. Coast Guard

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      SCHOONER DESTROYED BY FIRE. - The schooner ELM CITY, owned and commanded by Captain Collins, was destroyed by fire at Erie Sunday. When she last cleared from this port, she had 800 barrels of water lime on board. The vessel was insured nearly up to her full value. The cargo was wholly destroyed. Its value was about $1,200.
      The Buffalo Evening Post
      Tuesday, May 29, 1866


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Reason: fire
Hull damage: $8,000
Cargo: $4,000
Freight: water lime
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Elm City (Schooner), fire, 27 May 1866