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Annie Mulvey (Schooner), 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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      Schooner ANNIE MULVEY, was burnt in the Esplanade fire at Toronto, August 1885. She was scuttled to save the cargo of coal and settled in Rogers & Co., dock for whom the coal was intended. Tenders were called for by harbor Master, Morgan Baldwin, in 1886, and the ship was removed.
      Harbour Masters Report, Toronto.
      Sessional Papers, 1887, for 1886

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      ANNIE MULVEY, Schooner of 295 tons reg. 123.5 x 25.5 x 11. Built 1867 at St. Catharines. Owned by Wm. Hall of Toronto
      Canada Shipping Register, 1886
      Sessional Papers, 1887

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      Schooner ANNIE MULVEY, of Toronto. Burnt at Toronto August 3, 1885 and became a total loss. Cargo of coal. Value of loss $6,500. Built 1867 of 309 tons.
      Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland leader
      December 7, 1885

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $6,500
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Annie Mulvey (Schooner), fire, 2 Aug 1885