The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, burnt, 20 May 1854

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PROPELLER ON FIRE.---This forenoon, about eleven o'clock, the propeller GENESEE CHIEF, lying at the wharf of Rawsons, Foot & Curtiss, took fire in her upper works, and but for prompt action would have been consumed. The early discovery and extinguishment of the flames prevented material damage. Had she been under headway on the lake, the probabilities are strong she would have added one more to the list of vessels burnt at sea. --- Cleveland Plain Dealer, 20th.
      The Democracy, Buffalo
      Tuesday, May 23, 1854

      Steamer GENESEE CHIEF. U. S. No. 10243. Of 441.79 tons, Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1867

Steam screw GENESEE CHIEF.* U. S. No. 10243. Of 429 tons. Built Carthage, N.Y., 1846. First Home port, Rochester, N.Y.
      * Rig changed to barge Sept. 5, 1868
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List. 1790 - 1868

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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Genesee Chief (Propeller), U10243, burnt, 20 May 1854