Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Highlander (Steamboat), fire, 8 Dec 1871
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BURNED - We learn by special despatch that the tug steamers HERCULES and
HIGHLANDER, owned by Messrs. Calvin & Breck, of Garden Island, were totally destroyed by fire at Kingston, Ont., last night. One of the fireman was burned to death. Loss $30,000; no insurance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, December 9, 1871

      . . . . .

      NOTE:- Both vessels were burnt at Garden Island while laid-up. Half a dozen sunken hulks could still be seen in the shallow waters off the Island c1970.



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Newspaper
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Notes
Reason: fire
Lives: 1
Hull damage: $15,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original
1871
Subject(s)
Local identifier
McN.W.15740
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.200555 Longitude: -76.465555
Donor
William R. McNeil
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Highlander (Steamboat), fire, 8 Dec 1871