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Starling (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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      The stone-hooker STARLING was damaged by fire, but only partially, during the Esplanade fire on August 2.
      Toronto Globe
      August 6, 1885

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Schooner STARLING. [no number] Of 198 tons register. Built Sophiasburgh, Ont., 1873. Home port, Picton, Ont. 108.0 x 24.8 x 10.0. Owned by W.O. Stearns, of Port Rowan, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Book of the
      Dominion of canada on December 31, 1886


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
Date of Original:
1885
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17589
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.634444 Longitude: -79.370833
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Starling (Schooner), fire, 2 Aug 1885