The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mazeppa (Propeller), fire, 2 Aug 1885

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Steamer MAZEPPA, of Toronto, burned at Toronto August 3, 1885. A total loss, no cargo. Value of loss $9,000.
      Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland leader
      December 7, 1885

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      The MAZEPPA, ONTARIO THERESA and ANNIE CRAIG, all Island ferry's were moored in the Church Street slip when they were burned, two others the J.L. McEDWARDS and the ARLINGTON got up steam and tried to move the others, but a schooner, the WILLIAM ELGIN was moored in such a way as to make it impossible, they were all finished.
The ARLINGTON was so hot that her Captain had to go below to escape the heat, and he let the vessel steam her own way out of the slip. The ARLINGTON and the McEDWARDS were only scorched. The MINDEN, VERONICA and SPRITE were blocked in their slip by the stone-hooker MAPLE LEAF, all four were totally burnt. The schooner MADALINE and MARY ANN were badly burnt, but were repaired
      Toronto Globe
      August 5, 1885

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MAZEPPA, a screw steamer of 145.59 gross tons; 87.17 tons reg. Built by Melancthon Simpson in 1884, of 101 x 20 x 5.7, and 50 horse power. Canadian official number 85521.
      Register of the Port of Toronto
      National Archives, Ottawa

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $9,000
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Mazeppa (Propeller), fire, 2 Aug 1885