Maritime History of the Great Lakes
City of Sandusky (Steamboat), C61158, fire, 24 Mar 1876
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VESSELS BURNED. -- The telegraph brings us the news that the steamer CITY OF SANDUSKY and schooner WILLIAM ELGIN were burned at Port Stanley on Friday evening. The steamer is a well known passenger vessel which last season plied between Port Stanley and Cleveland.
      Cleveland Herald
      March 25, 1876

      The schooner WILLIAM ELGIN, was not totally destroyed at Port Stanley a few nights ago as was reported. The stmr. SANDUSKY was totally destroyed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 30, 1876

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CITY OF SANDUSKY, sidewheel steamer built Sandusky, Ohio, 1866. Became a Canadian vessel in 1873, of 606 tons, 171' x 25' x 9' Burnt Port Stanley, March 24, 1876.
      Prelim. List of Canadian Steamers
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

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      A circular in the Tug Assoc. office announces that a reward of $2,500 will be paid for the apprehension and conviction of the party or parties who are supposed th have set fire to the steamer CITY OF SANDUSKY, at Port Stanley, on of March.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 11, 1876 3-5

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THE MONITOR'S SUCCESS. -- A letter received from Captain Snow yesterday states that the wrecking steamer MONITOR, which has been at work at Port Stanley for some time, has succeeded in raising the sidewheel steamer CITY OF TOLEDO, after having taken out all of her machinery. After placing the CITY OF TOLEDO in good quarters the MONITOR will begin the work of raising the HAWLEY barges, sunk near the piers at Port Stanley. --- Detroit Free Press.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, June 15, 1876
NOTE:-- In the above, insert CITY OF SANDUSKY in place of CITY OF TOLEDO.

      The machinery of the CITY OF SANDUSKY, which burned at Port Stanley has been taken out and will be sold for old iron. It is so badly damaged by fire that it is useless, except the shaft and walking-beam. The hull will be raised and then sunk in deep water.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      June 19, 1876

CITY OF SANDUSKY. -- The machinery of the CITY OF SANDUSKY, burned last spring at Port Stanley, has been taken out and will be sold for old iron. The hull or what remains, has not yet been raised, but will be, and towed out into the lake and sunk again. It was burned almost to the keel, and is not worth preserving. The machinery was so badly burned that it was useless, except the shaft and walking-beam, which are about as good as ever. The wrecking tug MONITOR has the contract for the work at a thousand dollars. The money realized from the sale of what remains above this sum will go to the owners of the SANDUSKY, while if it should fall short they must make up the difference.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, June 21, 1876

The hull of the burned steamer CITY OF SANDUSKY has been towed out of Port Stanley and abandoned in Lake Erie.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, July 24, 1876

Steamer CITY OF SANDUSKY. Of 364 tons. Built Sandusky in April 1866 by G. Fordham.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      1976 Classification/

Steam paddle CITY OF SANDUSKY. U.S. No. 5062. oF 364 tons. Built Sandusky Ohio, 1866. First home port, Sanduskt, Ohio. DISPOSITION :-- sold foreign 1872.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

Steam paddle CITY OF SANDUSKY. oOfficial Canada No. 61158. oF 605 tons gross; 463 tons reg. Built Sandusky 1866. Home port, Montreal. 171.0 x 24.5 x 9.0 Owned by Isaac May, of Keswick, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the Dominion
      Province of Quebec, Port of Montreal on Dec. 31, 1874

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    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
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City of Sandusky (Steamboat), C61158, fire, 24 Mar 1876