The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tioga (Propeller), U24167, fire, 5 Oct 1877


Description
Full Text

PROPELLER BURNED
      THE 'TIOGA' ENTIRELY CONSUMED OFF POINT AU PELEE.
Detroit, Oct. 6. - The propeller TIOGA, on the upward passage with a tow of barges, while off Point Au Pelee, Lake Erie, about midnight last night, took fire near the boiler. A high wind prevailing, it was impossible to subdue the flames, and the propeller was entirely consumed. The crew were rescued and taken on board the barges in tow. The TIOGA was valued at $15,000, and insured for $12,000 in the following companies: Detroit Fire and Marine, $3,000; Western, of Toronto, $3,000; Phoenix, Brooklyn, $6,000.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 8, 1877



BURNED. --By the prop. BADGER STATE, which arrived up this morning from Lake Erie, news is brought of the burning of the steam barge TIOGA on Friday night, off Pigeon Bay. At about 1 o'clock fire was discovered just forward of the boilers. Every effort was made to quench the flames, but with no avail, as in a short time the whole boat was completely within their power. The propeller BADGER STATE was not far off at the time, and made haste to reach the unfortunate boat and crew. The latter were rescued and brought to this port. The TIOGA was formerly a propeller, but was purchased several years since by Captain C. C. Biodget and converted into a steam barge. Of late she has been engaged in the lumber trade between Buffalo and Saginaw. She was valued at About $15,000 and insured for $12,000 in the following companies.
      Detroit Fire and Marine -- $3,000
      Western, of Toronto -- $3,000
      Phoenix, of Brooklyn -- $6,000
      Total ----- $12,000
      The J. W. Hall Great Lake Marine Scrapbook, Sept/Oct., 1877
     
     
     
Steamer TIOGA. U. S. No. 24167. Of 695.42 tons. 788 horse-power. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


Media Type:
Text
Newspaper
Item Type:
Clippings
Notes:
Reason: fire
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1877
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.18567
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Contact
Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Email
WWW address
Comment on this item
Groups of Related Records
Shipwreck news
Powered by / Alimenté par VITA Toolkit




My favourites lets you save items you like, tag them and group them into collections for your own personal use. Viewing "My favourites" will open in a new tab. Login here or start a My favourites account.










Tioga (Propeller), U24167, fire, 5 Oct 1877