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Daniel Ball (Steamboat), U6199, fire, 17 Oct 1876

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Detroit, Mich., Oct. 17. -- The steamer DANIEL BALL, of the East Saginaw and Bay City Line, was burned about 5 o'clock this afternoon while approaching Bay City. The passengers and crew were all saved, The BALL was valued at $15,000; insured for about half that sum.
      Cleveland Herald
      Wednesday, October 18, 1876

The W. R. BURT is the name of a new steamer which was to be launched yesterday on Saginaw River to take the place of the DANIEL BALL burned last fall. The length of the keel is 150 feet; over-all, 154 feet; breadth of beam, including guards, 39 feet. She is considered a fine specimen of marine architecture and is expected to be ready for business next month. Robert Medler will be her captain, H. W. Booth, clerk, and Homer Gregory, engineer.
      Cleveland Herald
      April 16, 1877

      In the case of the owners of the steamer DANIEL BALL vs. the Royal Canadian Insurance Company, tried in the United States Court Saturday, a verdict of $3,155.75 was awarded the plaintiffs. In this case suit was brought by Albert M. Root, Homer Gregory, Andrew Miller and Westley Hawkins, owners of the steamer BALL, which was destroyed by fire on Lake Huron, October 17th, 1876, to obtain $3,000, the amount for which she was insured, and interest on the same to date.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 2, 1877

Steam paddle DANIEL BALL. U. S. No. 6199. Of 123.32 tons. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. Of 85 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
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Daniel Ball (Steamboat), U6199, fire, 17 Oct 1876