The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
General Cochrane (Canal Boat), burnt, 28 Mar 1868

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The steam canal boat GENERAL COCHRANE, laden with merchandise was burned at
Toledo on Saturday, the 28th of March. She was 4 years old and the loss on hull, furniture and freight is about $3,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 30, 1868 3-4

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      The steam canal boat GEN. COCHRANE, took fire at Toledo early Saturday morning and was almost entirely consumed. The boat was owned at Perrysburgh, Ohio. She was partially laden with miscillaneous freight, which together with her furniture, was entirely destroyed. The GEN. COCHRANE, when built cost $3,000, and had been running for about 4 years. The loss, reckoning damage to the boat, and the deduction of her furniture and freight, will not be less than $3,000.
      Detroit Free Press
      April 3, 1868

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Cargo: included
Freight: merchandise
Remarks: Total loss ?
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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General Cochrane (Canal Boat), burnt, 28 Mar 1868