The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw Courier (Saginaw, MI), Sat., 16 Oct., 1886


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HER LAST TRIP
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The Steamer L. G. Mason of the Saginaw River Line Destroyed by Fire

The steamer L. G. Mason was destroyed by fire at Bay City at an early hour yesterday morning. She made her regular trips on Thursday, and on reaching Bay City on the last trip, went to her slip at Murphy & Dorr's mill, on the Middle Ground, and was made fast for the night. The crew turned in, but a few minutes after 12 o'clock were aroused by one of their number, who had been awakened by a cloud of smoke and it took but a moment to ascertain that the boat was in flames, which, fanned by the wind which was blowing a gale, soon completely enveloped the doomed boat. In a very short time the entire upper portion of the steamer had been consumed, and the remains of the hull with the boilers and engine sunk to the bottom of the river. The L. G. Mason was built in 1864 and ran on the Grand River a number of years. About 1870 she was purchased for the Saginaw River line and brought here. She was purchased by English and Mahar a few months since from the Root estate, and was valued at $10,000. She was insured for $6,000 in the following companies: McBain Agency -

Norwich Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500
Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000
American. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,000
Germania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,000
St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$500
Maurer Agency -
Concordia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000
The steamer Burt has taken the place of the Mason on the route.


Media Type:
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Date of Original:
Sat., 16 Oct., 1886
Local identifier:
GLN.4898
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Saginaw Courier (Saginaw, MI), Sat., 16 Oct., 1886