The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Annie L. Craig (Propeller), fire, 2 Aug 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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      ANNA CRAIG, steam propeller of 80 gross tons, 48 tons reg. Built Port Dover 1880 and owned by Eugene O'Keefe of Toronto. Canadian Official Number 71140. 78 x 16 x 5.3.
      Dominion of Canada
      Shipping Register, 1886

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      Steamer A. CRAIG, of Port Dover and 71 tons, built 1879. Burnt at Toronto August 3, 1885 and became a total loss. No cargo. Value of loss $7,000.
      Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland leader
      December 7, 1885

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
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Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Annie L. Craig (Propeller), fire, 2 Aug 1885