The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
United States (Steamboat), burnt, 7 Mar 1849

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STEAMBOAT "UNITED STATES" BURNED.--- About 2 o'clock yesterday morning, the steamboat UNITED STATES, lying on the bank of the Creek above the dry dock, was discovered to be on fire. Before the fire department could arrive on the spot, the flames had spread so as to render it impossible to save any part of her, and she was entirely consumed. She was owned by Messrs. Munger & Willard, and we learn was insured for $5,000. The machinery will probably be saved without material injury. The fire is supposed to be the work of an incendiary.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      March 8, 1849

Steam paddle UNITED STATES. Of 366 gross tons. Built at Huron Ohio in 1835. First home port, Sandusky, Ohio. DISPOSITION: -- Burnt at Buffalo, N.Y., March 7, 1849. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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United States (Steamboat), burnt, 7 Mar 1849