The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
W. M. Alderson (Propeller), C73920, fire, 4 Aug 1891

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A Port Dover dispatch says: At 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning the large pleasure steamer WILLIAM ALDERSON was discovered to be on fire, but the flames had gained such headway that nothing could be done but to cut the steamer loose from her moorings and let her drift out into the bay to prevent the destruction of other vessel property, the piers and the lighthouse. When the steamer had burned to the water's edge the steamer IVEY ALDERSON went out and towed the hull containing the engine and boiler close to shore, where it now lies in about four feet of water.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, August 6, 1891
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      Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
      The schooner NIAGARA ashore at Parry Sound is a total loss. The boat had no rating and was not insured
      The pleasure steamer WILLIAM ALDERSON burned to the water's edge at Port Dover, Ont., Tuesday.
      Marine Review
      August 6, 1891
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      The steamer Wm. ALDERSON was burned to the waters edge at Port Dover on Tuesday.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, August 7, 1891

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Steam screw W. ALDERSON. Official Canada No. 73920. Of 98 tons gross; 34 tons register. Built Port Burwell, Ont., 1884. Home port, Port Burwell, Ont. 97.7 x 21.4 x 7.3 Owned by the Georgian Bay Transportation Co., Owen Sound, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt as A.J.Tymon
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.7834 Longitude: -80.19966
William R. McNeil
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W. M. Alderson (Propeller), C73920, fire, 4 Aug 1891