The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Bay City (Propeller), fire, 7 Jun 1891

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Detroit, June 8. -- The steam barge BAY CITY, which burned last night, is a total loss. Perhaps one third of her cargo of lumber will be saved. The boat was valued at $10,000 and is probably fully insured. She is owned by John F. Rust of Cleveland.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, June 8, 1891

The steambarge BAY CITY was damaged $4,000, by fire at Bay City on Sunday evening.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, June 8, 1891

      Smith, Davis & Co. learn from Capt. McLeod at Detroit that the propeller BAY CITY is a total loss, hull and cargo. Her lumber, machinery, and all were burned.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 10, 1891

Steam screw BAY CITY. U. S. No. 2451. Of 262 tons. Built Marine City, Mich., 1867. First home port, Port Huron, Mich. DISPOSITION: Lost 1892. Burnt at River Rouge, Mich., June 12, 1892. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
NOTE:-- Lytle List is in error, date should be June 1891.

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Bay City (Propeller), fire, 7 Jun 1891