The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alida (Steamboat), burnt, 23 May 1860

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About 1:00 last night the stm. ALIDA was discovered to be on fire. She was lying at the dock of Hess & Bro.'s foundry and machine shop, for repairs, and was to have started for St. Charles this morning. The fire had made great progress before the arrival of either of the engines. No. 1 was on the spot promptly, and had nearly succeeded in extinguishing the flames before the arrival of No. 2.
      The amount of damage we cannot ascertain, but the boat is seriously injured. The fire was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary, as she has not been running for some months. - East Saginaw Courier, May 24.
      Detroit Free Press
      May 26, 1860

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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Alida (Steamboat), burnt, 23 May 1860