The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chicora (Propeller), fire, 13 Jun 1935

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Chicago, June 13 - A spectacular fire broke out early today in the forward hold of the excursion boat CHICORA of Buffalo, moored in the North Brance of the river at the foot of Blackhawk Street, and caused damage estimated at $5,000 before it was brought under control.
      The fire boat ILLINOIS was pressed into service to aid firemen in the battle against the flames.
      The boat was moored at that point for several months and casuals, thought to be using the boat for sleeping quarters probably caused the blaze, firemen pointed out.
      The flames had destroyed the lower deck and it was not until the fire became visible to passerbys that firemen were summoned.
      Buffalo Courier Express
      June 13, 1935

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Chicora (Propeller), fire, 13 Jun 1935