The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Star (Steamboat), fire, 3 Aug 1845

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The little steamer STAR, built at Belvidere, in 1837, but which has been lying up at this port in ordinary under the command of the Sheriff, for some 2 or 3 years, took fire on Sunday morning (8/2), awhile after midnight, and was totally destroyed. Her engine was the only thing of value about her, which loss falls on the Lake Consolidation principally. - Buff. Adv.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 7, 1845 2-4

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      On Sunday morning, about 1:00 the steamer STAR, which had been lying in Dead Creek, on Ohio Street, was discovered on fire. As she was located about a quarter of a mile from Main Street, it was some time before the engines could get to her, and she was burned to the water's edge. Her bow was thrown upon the bank by the great gale last fall, and she was of little value. There was a family residing on board. We have not learned how the fire took.
The Street Commissioner, on Friday night, reported to the Council that there was a danger of her taking fire, and destroying the bridge over Dead Creek. The bridge, however, was not materially injured by the burning.
      Daily National Pilot, Buffalo
      Monday, August 4, 1845

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Star (Steamboat), fire, 3 Aug 1845