The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Madaline (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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      MADALINE Can. Reg. No. 83384, built Bronte 1882 by Lemual Dosland of Bronte. 69 x 18.5 x 5.1 of 39.05 tons reg. Two masted sailing vessel with an elipitic stern, built of oak.
      Register closed owing to alterations, auxilary power added. - To be re-regitered.
      Port of Toronto, Vessel Register
      National Archives, Ottawa.

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      The schooner MADALINE had her stern burnt to the water-line, her main spar, sails and all her rigging were all destroyed.
      Toronto Globe
      August 6, 1885

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Reason: fire
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
William R. McNeil
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Madaline (Schooner), fire, 2 Aug 1885