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Abercorn (Propeller), U105261, fire, 5 Oct 1875


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The stmb. ABERCORN, while at the wood dock at Marine City Friday night taking on fuel, caught fire in her upper works and her entire cabin was burned off. The machinery was uninjured, and the damage done will not exceed $1,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 5, 1875 3-5



      NAVIGATION DISASTERS. -- The steam-barge ABERCORN, while at the wood dock at Marine City, late last Saturday night, taking on fuel, caught fire in her upper works, and before the flames could be extinguished her entire cabin was burnt off. The flames were supposed to have originated from one of her lanterns. No damage was done to her machinery, and the loss will not exceed $1,000.
      Toronto Daily Globe
      Thursday, October 7, 1875
     
     
Steam screw ABERCORN. U. S. No. 105361. Of 260.79 tons gross; 190.83 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1884 ? Home port, Marine City, Mich. 126.1 x 26.1 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
NOTE:- The Merchant Vessel List for 1884 and 1885 are in error as to the date of build for ABERCORN, which was 1874 and not 1884.

     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1875
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19451
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.71948 Longitude: -82.49213
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Abercorn (Propeller), U105261, fire, 5 Oct 1875