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Glengarry (Propeller), C90537, fire, 2 Jun 1892

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Kingston, June 3. - A diamond ring cost Mary Lamb, who was drowned in the burning of steamer GLENGARRY yesterday, her life. She ran out of her room in her night clothes and then ran back attempting to return. She found herself surrounded by flames and finally when the side fell out of the cabin the woman threw herself into the water. Theresa Barrett was also imprisoned by the flames in the cabin but rushed through the fire, jumping into the arms of the captain.
      The GLENGARRY had on board 21,000 bushels of wheat, which was all damaged by water, She was insured only against marine disasters.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, June 3, 1892

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      The Canadian steambarge GLENGARRY and consort GLENORA have been persued by a remarkable run of bad luck this season. The GLENGARRY was in bad shape after going through the big Lake Superior storm and but a day or two ago burned to the waters at Kingston.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      June 4, 1892

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      A Kingston dispatch says: The steamer GLENGARRY, recently burned, will be converted into a tow boat.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, June 17, 1892

      Steam screw GLENGARRY. * Official Canadian No. 90537. Of 509 tons Gross; 215 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1872, rebuilt Kingston in 1880. Home port, Montreal, Que. Owned by Henry Richardson, of Kingston, Ont. 170.0 x 26.0 x 11.2
      * formerly propeller ARGYLE.
      Name Changes from Registry Books of the Dominion of Canada,
      on December 31, 1913. Sessional Papers Vol. XLV11 No. 16

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Reason: fire
Lives: 1
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Glengarry (Propeller), C90537, fire, 2 Jun 1892