The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), October 3, 1839


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The Great Western Burnt - The steamer Great Western, on Lake Erie, took fire, a week ago last Sunday evening, while at the dock in Detroit, and was nearly destroyed. The Buffalo Journal says, "the fire burned with such rapidity, that very few of the passengers secured their luggage. One gentleman from Orleans County, was much burned in attempting to save his valise, which contained a large amount of money. The bar keeper was on shore, and also lost a considerable sum. In short, but few articles of value were rescued, so furious was the conflagration. The vessel cost, originally, $100,000. There was no insurance.


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Date of Original:
October 3, 1839
Local identifier:
GLN.4730
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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St. Catharines Journal (St. Catharines, ON), October 3, 1839