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St. Ignace (Propeller), C134017, fire, 1 Sep 1916


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ICE BREAKER St. IGNACE IS DESTROYED BY FIRE.
      Fort William, Ont., Sept. 1. - The ice-breaker St. IGNACE, 251 feet long, built in Detroit in 1889 and used as a car ferry steamer for a number of years on Lake Michigan, and later engaged in ice breaking at the Canadian head of the lakes, was destroyed by fire in the dock of the Western Drydock & Shipbuilding Co., at Port Arthur last night.
      The fire was most spectacular and attracted people from the remotest points of the cities. The St. IGNACE was in the dock undergoing repairs to be ready for next years work. Officials deny that the boat had been sold to the Russian Government.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 2, 1916


Screw steamer St. IGNACE. Official Canada No. 134017. oF 1,476 tons gross; 935 tons Reg. Built Detroit, Mich., 1889. Home port, Port Arthur, Ont. 220.0 x 52.3 x 19.0 Of 218 horsepower. Owned by James Whalen, of Port Arthur, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1920
     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1916
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18269
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 48.401388 Longitude: -89.267777
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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St. Ignace (Propeller), C134017, fire, 1 Sep 1916