The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dispatch (Propeller), burnt, 1 Aug 1867

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The tug DISPATCH was destroyed by fire at Sandusky yesterday morning, and it is presumed will be a total loss aside from what may be saved of her machinery.
She was owned by Capt. S.B. Grummond of this city, and we learn was insured. The DISPATCH, was built in 1856 at St. Antoine, Quebec, and for several years has been engaged on the river in this immediate locality. In 1861 she underwent large repairs and was in good condition at the time of her destruction. In what way the fire originated we have not been informed.
      Detroit Post
      August 19, 1867

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      The tug DISPATCH, which was destroyed by fire a few days since at Sandusky, has been towed to this city, arriving here on Sunday. Outwardly her hull appears intact up to her rail but in the interior her damage has been severe, and she is scarecly worth a rebuilt, yet it is probable such a measure will be carried out. - Detroit Free Press, 27th.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 29, 1867 6-2

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Dispatch (Propeller), burnt, 1 Aug 1867