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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, fire, 20 Aug 1893

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Chicago, Aug. 21 - The stmr. ONEIDA which was burned yesterday on Lake Erie was insured for $27,000 divided between most of the general agencies. She was owned by Capt. James Davidson of Bay City, Mich.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      August 21, 1893 7-4

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The steambarge ONEIDA, bound from Buffalo to Bay City, light, caught fire when in midlake about 15 miles off Ripley. The boat was turned to shore but the crew were driven off because of the flames. All the crew were safe ashore and the boat came ashore 2 miles east of Northeast Pennsylvania and was burned to the water's edge. She was owned by Davidson of Bay City and was originally built in 1862 and rebuilt twice. She was valued at $40,000
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, August 21, 1893

Steam screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 1070.50 tons gross; 928.54 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 862. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0.
      Merchant Vessel List U. S., 1885
Steam Screw ONEIDA. U. S. No. 18888. Of 887.89 tons gross; 745.93 tons net. built in 1862 at Buffalo, N.Y. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 200.3 x 31.7 x 12.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.267 Longitude: -79.7106
William R. McNeil
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Oneida (Propeller), U18888, fire, 20 Aug 1893