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Burlington (Propeller), U2157, fire, 1 Apr 1894


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Detroit, April 16 - The stmb. BURLINGTON, towing 3 barges all laden with lumber, took fire opposite Smith's coal dock this morning, and is still burning. In all probability the steamer will be a total loss. The crew is safe on the barges. The BURLINGTON is owned by Whitemer and others of Bay City and was worth $15,000. Her lumber cargo was worth $6,000 more.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 16, 1894 3-5

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Detroit, April 16. -- The steambarge BURLINGTON, towing three barges, all laden with lumber, took fire opposite Smith's Coal Dock this morning, and is still burning. In all probability the steamer will be a total loss. The crew is safe on the barges.
      The BURLINGTON was owned by Whitemer and others of Bay City and was worth $15,000. Her lumber cargo was worth $6,000 more.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      April 16, 1894



      The steambarge BURLINGTON, towing three barges, all laden with lumber, took fire opposite Smith's Coal Dock Monday Morning, and the steamer is a total loss.
      The BURLINGTON was owned by Whittemore and others of Bay City and was worth $15,000. Her lumber cargo was worth about $6,000
      Marine Record
      April 19, 1994

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      The wrecker SAGINAW is taking the lumber out of the burned stm. BURLINGTON, and will attempt to raise her.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 19, 1894 3-6

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Steambarge BURLINGTON which sunk at Sandwich West, was removed by the Canadian Government in 1895, as she was a navigational hazard.
      Removal of Obstructions & Navigational Hazards
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries. Sessional Papers, 1896

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      Steam screw BURLINGTON. U. S. No. 2157. Of 276.50 tons gross; 203.52 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1857. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.0 x 25.3 x 12.2 Of 400 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895
     
     

NOTE - Sandwich West does not exist today, but in 1846 was classed as 2 mile below Detroit, on the Canadian side of the Detroit River.


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: 15,000
Cargo: $6,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Rebuilt
Date of Original:
1894
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14868
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.30008 Longitude: -83.01654
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Burlington (Propeller), U2157, fire, 1 Apr 1894