The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Anna Smith (Propeller), fire, 19 Jul 1878

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BURNING OF THE ANNA SMITH - Shortly after 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon fire was discovered on the steam barge ANNA SMITH, at that time lying at Burt's dock at the upper end of the city. The fire was located in the after end of the boat, and near the engine. Simultaneous with the discovery the propeller CITY OF NEW BALTIMORE hove in sight, was hailed and came alongside, and in a few seconds had two streams of water pouring upon the flames, which was soon extinguished, with slight damage to the boat. The timely appearance of the propeller on the scene was all that saved the SMITH from serious injury. Capt. Rathburn, of the barge, offered to pay Capt. Lozen, of the BALTIMORE, for what he had done, but, with characteristic true-heartedness, the latter refused it. The origin of the fire could not be learned.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, July 20, 1878

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Anna Smith (Propeller), fire, 19 Jul 1878