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Sparta (Propeller), U115242, fire, 29 Oct 1877


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THE STEAM-BARGE 'SPARTA' BURNED.
Buffalo, Oct. 30. - The steam barge SPARTA, owned by the Cleveland Transportation Company, caught fire in the boiler-room while being unloaded at the Bennett Elevator last night, and was quite badly damaged. Not insured. Twelve thousand bushels of wheat were damaged. The cargo, consisting of 40,000 bushels, was shipped at Milwaukee. Insured.
      Cleveland Herald
      October 31, 1877



      The SPARTA has arrived here and will repair her recent damage by fire at Buffalo. The loss will be light, not to exceed $1,000, and perhaps less.
      Cleveland Herald
      November 3, 1877


Steam screw SPARTA. U. S. No 115242. Of 107.19 tons gross; 741.33 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1874. Home port, Cleveland, O. Of 766 nominal horsepower. 202.0 x 34.0 x 18.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1877
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18611
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sparta (Propeller), U115242, fire, 29 Oct 1877