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Puritan (Propeller), U150630, fire, 1 Sep 1901

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Buffalo, July 14. -- The excursion steamer PURITAN of the Crystal Beach Line burned at her dock at 4 a.m. today. The upper works were completely destroyed and it will be impossible to repair her in time for the excursion business. The loss amounts to about $10,000. The steamer is valued at $30,000.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      July 15, 1901

The adjustment and appraisal of the fire loss on the excursion stmr. PURITAN of the Crystal Beach Line, which was burned at her moorings in Buffalo harbor early this summer, has just been completed by Edward Gaskin, formerly general agent of the Buffalo Drydock Co. representing the owners of the PURITAN and Capt. Manning of Cleveland for the insurance companies. The loss was fixed at $14,532.23. It is not yet definitely decided whether the PURITAN will be rebuilt.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 1, 1901 10-4

Propeller PURITAN. of 343 tons net. Built Buffalo 1893 by Mills & Co. Home port, Buffalo. Owned by Knight et al. Valued at $30,000 Class A 1. REMARKS:- steel arches. Passenger.
      Inland Lloyds
      Vessel Register, 1896
NOTE: the above PURITAN was not replaced n the excursion route, but a new one of the same name, built at Toledo, was purchased for the excursion business.

Steam screw SANDY HOOK.* U.S. No. 150630. Of 298 tons gross; 168 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1893. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 136.2 x 32.0 x 9.8 and a crew of 10.
      *Formerly steam screw PURITAN.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1902

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Reason: fire
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Remarks: Rebuilt as SANDY HOOK
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Puritan (Propeller), U150630, fire, 1 Sep 1901