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Northwest (Steamboat), fire, 25 Sep 1877

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The steamer NORTHWEST, in the passenger trade between Green Bay and the Bay shore points, took fire at her moorings at Green Bay, on Sunday evening, and lost all her upper works. Loss not known until her hull is full examined.
      Cleveland Herald
      September 27, 1877

Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 24. -- The steamer NORTHWEST was partually burned last evening while lying at her dock. The flames spread rapidly, and the entire upper works were destroyed. The boat was kept near the dock, and the hull and machinery were mainly saved by the fire steamers. The hull was burned through in one of two places. Workmen had been making repairs during the day, and she fired up about an hour before the discovery of the fire. The cause of the fire is unexplained. The NORTHWEST was owned and sailed by Captain H. W. Hart in the bay shore trade, both passenger and trade. The boat was insured for $3,500 in the St. Paul Fire & Marine; North American; Trader's of Chicago, and Pennsylvania, $875 in each company. The boat will probably be repaired and put in commission for the fall trade.
      The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept. 1877

      A new hull is to be built for the machinery of the steamer NORTHWEST, recently burned at Green Bay.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 12, 1877

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Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.02971 Longitude: -87.46094
William R. McNeil
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Northwest (Steamboat), fire, 25 Sep 1877