The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Welland (Steamboat), fire, 15 Aug 1856

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STEAMER WELLAND BURNED. - We learn from Capt. Dobbins that a dispatch was received this morning stating that the fine steamer WELLAND, belonging to the Port Dalhousie and Thorold Railway Co., was burned at her dock, Port Dalhousie, this A.M. She was valued at about $60,000, partly insured. Particulars not ascertained.
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      Friday, August 15, 1856

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Steamer WELLAND. Of about 137 tons gross. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1842. Burnt Port Dalhousie, July 15, 1856
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steam Vessels
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930
      Schooner ARCTIC. [C] Of 241 tons. Built Port Dalhousie by A. Muir in 1858. Owned by A. Muir & Co. Home port, Port Dalhousie. Value, $6,800. Class B 1. REMARKS. -- Bottom of steamer WELLAND.
      Board of Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel register, 1860

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $60,000
Remarks: Rebuilt as schr. ARCTIC
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.26629
William R. McNeil
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Welland (Steamboat), fire, 15 Aug 1856