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Akron (Propeller), U394, burnt, 17 Sep 1873


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The prop. ACORN, of the Vermont Central line of steamers, en route from Ogdensburg to Chicago, was burned to the water's edge last evening at Collins dock about 5 miles above Alexandria Bay. The fire caught in the firehole. The passengers, 50 in number, and the crew were all saved with difficulty. She was heavily laden with general merchandise, which was lost.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 18, 1873 3-7

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The propeller burned at Alexandria, N.Y., Wednesday night was undoubtedly the AKRON, of the N.T. Line, and not the ACORN, as reported yesterday morning.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 19, 1873 3-5

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      WATERTOWN, Sept. 17 - The prop. ACORN (sic), of the Vermont Central Line of steamers, en route from Ogdensburg to Chicago, was burned to the waters edge this evening at Collins' dock, about 5 miles above Alexandria Bay. The fire caught in the fire hole. The passengers, 50 in number, and the crew, were all saved with difficulty. She was heavily laden with a cargo of general merchandise, which was lost.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 18, 1873

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Steam screw AKRON, U. S. No. 394. Of 367 tons. Built 1859 at Cleveland, First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. DISPOSITION:-- Lost 1873 by burning, September 17, 1873, near Alexandria Bay, N. Y. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      1790 - 1868, Lytle - Holdcamper List



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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14342
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.33588 Longitude: -75.91773
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Akron (Propeller), U394, burnt, 17 Sep 1873