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Fairport (Steamboat), burnt, 12 Oct 1844


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STEAMER FAIRPORT BURNED.---The CLEVELAND brought intelligence last evening of the loss of the steamer FAIRPORT, by fire while lying at the dock in St. Clair River, some five or six miles up. The fire broke out on Saturday evening, in the cooking department, while nearly the whole crew were absent on shore. She is owned principally by the Master, Capt. A.Edmunds, and believed not insured. The FAIRPORT was not running on any of the established lines, but had been temporally engaged in towing vessels across the Flats. When passed by the CLEVELAND, she had sunken down to the water's edge. None of the furniture or other effects were saved. The FAIRPORT was of small size, 259 tons and built a Fairport in 1837.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Tuesday, October 15, 1844

      . . . . .

The steamboat TECUMSEH (formerly FAIRPORT) got aground in a fog on Thursday,
below Newport, on the American side. The TECUMSEH has been employed, we believe, in lightening boats and vessels over the Flats.--------Detroit Adv.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Thursday morning, May 7, 1846
      . . . . .

NOTE;--- FAIRPORT rebuilt as TECUMSEH


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Notes:
Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt as TECUMSEH
Date of Original:
1844
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14168
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Fairport (Steamboat), burnt, 12 Oct 1844