The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. Y. Richmond (Propeller), fire, 27 Apr 1868

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Detroit, April 30. -- The tug RICHMOND, bound from Buffalo to Chicago, was destroyed by fire in Thunder Bay, Lake Huron, on Tuesday last. The crew escaped. The boat was valued at $14,000.
      Toledo Blade
      May 1, 1868

      The hull of the tug C.Y. RICHMOND was towed into this port on the 28th of May, she having been burned to the water's edge at Crow Island, Thunder Bay, April 27th. On examination, it proved to be worthless, and her machinery was taken out at Rose & Casey's ship yard during the past and present week. The RICHMOND was a new tug, having been launched only 8 days previous to being burned. The wreck was raised by Capt. John Cotton, of Buffalo. The companies in which she was insured will probably rebuild her at this port. - Bay City Journal, 15th.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 16, 1868

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    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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C. Y. Richmond (Propeller), fire, 27 Apr 1868