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Morning Star (Barge), fire, 20 Aug 1878


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      Bay City, Aug. 21 - While the barge MORNING STAR was being towed down the river yesterday a fire was discovered in the forecastle, but by the aid of the tug CORA B. and a stream from the city hose it was speedily extinguished. The contents of the forecastle were destroyed. aside from this the captain claims that the barge or cargo was not damaged, and that his load will be completed and he will go out as usual, temporary bunks being prepared for the sailors. The captain filed a protest against any damage that might be claimed by the owners of the cargo.
      Detroit Free Press
      August 22, 1878



Bay City, Aug. 21 - Yesterday forenoon the barge MORNING STAR was towed down from up-town by the tug HUNTER to complete her load at this port. Soon after she had passed below the Twenty Third Street bridge her forecastle caught fire, probably from a spark from the tug. She was running head to the wind, but was put about, and the tug CORA B., which was near at hand, brought her hose to bear on her, and was finally assisted by the city hose in time to save the vessel and cargo. The inside of the forecastle, with its contents, were nearly all destroyed. Aside from this the captain claims that the barge or cargo was not damaged, and that his load will be completed, and he will go out as usual, temporary bunks being prepared for the sailors. The captain filed a protest against any damage that might be claimed by owners of the cargo.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Thursday, August 22, 1878


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1878
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16165
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Morning Star (Barge), fire, 20 Aug 1878