The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Kitty Friel (Propeller), fire, 18 Jun 1873

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Kingston, June 19 - Yesterday afternoon at Newboro' the barge KITTY FRIEL, which trades on the Rideau Canal to and from Kingston, was burned to the water's edge, together with a cargo of railway ties. She was owned at Ottawa by one Harris and was insured.
      The Toronto Mail
      Friday, June 20, 1873

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      Tug KITTY FRIEL, of 19 tons. Owned at Kingston by Friel. Bound from Kingston to Prescott in June 1873, burnt to the water's edge in the St. Lawrence River. Loss to ship $5,000. Insurance on ship $2,500
      Marine Casualties of the Great Lakes
      1863 to 1873 Report of U. S. Coast Guard

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Steam barge KITTY FRIEL, of about 66 tons, built at Battersea, Ont. 1869. 91 x 19 x 4 Rebuilt 1873 as 99 x 19 x 6, 85 tons. Burnt Rideau Canal August 18, 1879.
      Prelim. List of Canadian Merchant
      Steamships, 1808 - 1930

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: railroad ties
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.65012 Longitude: -76.31609
William R. McNeil
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Kitty Friel (Propeller), fire, 18 Jun 1873