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Indian (Propeller), C33495, fire, 28 Oct 1885

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The steambarge INDIAN, which was recently laid-up at Kingston for the winter, was burned last evening. No insurance.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Thursday, October 29, 1885

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      Steamship INDIAN, age 32. Home port, Kingston and of 199 tons Register. Burned in the harbor of Kingston, October 26, 1885 and became a total loss. No lives lost. Value of loss $5,000.
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1885

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Built Ruffalo 1853 as CINCINNATI changed to CITY OF HAMILTON, then ALPS then INDIAN in 1860. Canadian Reg. No. 33495 Steam/barge. Rebuilt 1882 of 320 Gross Tons. I37 x 25 x 11. Burnt Kingston Oct. 26, I885
      Provisional List of Canadian Steamships
      1809 to I930 -- World Ship Society

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      Prop. INDIAN, Built 1853, Owned by Fraser. Home port, Montreal. 373 tons. On October 28, 1885 vessel was wrecked at Toronto (sic.) by fire. Value of loss $7,000.
      Wreck Report for 1885
      Marine Record
      December 24, 1885

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Indian (Propeller), C33495, fire, 28 Oct 1885