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Burlington (Propeller), U2157, fire, 24 Aug 1895

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The steambarge BURLINGTON from Detroit to Manitoulin Island to load timber, burned to the water's edge Saturday night while at anchor at the entrance of the Straits. The crew were rescued. The BURLINGTON is the barge which burned at Sandwich last year and which was raised and rebuilt by the Grummond Line.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, August 27, 1895

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Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 25. - Saturday the steambarge BURLINGTON, Capt. Bowen, Detroit to Mississaga River, Manitoulin Island to load timber, burned to the water's edge.
      Meaford Monitor
      August 30, 1895

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      The steambarge BURLINGTON burned to the water's edge at the entrance to Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island. This is after she was repaired from her Sandwich West burning.
      Marine Review
      August 29, 1895

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      The anchors and chains are all that was recovered from the burned wreck of the BURLINGTON at Manitoulin Island. Vessel is a total loss.
      Marine Review
      September 5, 1895

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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

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.938055 Longitude: -83.091944
William R. McNeil
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Burlington (Propeller), U2157, fire, 24 Aug 1895