The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Araxes (Propeller), U310, fire, 10 Mar 1876


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The alarm from Box No. 23 at 6:50 this morning was given in the discovery of fire in the old propeller ARAXES, lying in the Ohio Basin. The vessel was considerably damaged and the flames extended to a lumber pile owned by Messrs. Boiler & Becktonwait. The loss upon the propeller, which is owned by Mr. O.P. Ramsdell, is estimated at $1,000, and is covered by insurance. The lumber was damaged to the extent of $1,200. Insured in the Allemania of Pittsburg, for $1,000. The fire was caused by a watchman on the propeller throwing a quantity of hot ashes down between its side and the lumber, which was piled close to the dock.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      March 18, 1876 3-1

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Steam screw ARAXES. U. S. No. 310. Of 569.18 tons gross; 424.27 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1856. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 182.0 x 30.0 x 10.1.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885


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Newspaper
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Clippings
Notes:
Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16464
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Araxes (Propeller), U310, fire, 10 Mar 1876