The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Garden City (Propeller), U85293, fire, 26 May 1897

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Alpena, Mich., May 26. -- While moored at her dock this morning the steamer GARDEN CITY caught fire, it is believed from an overheated smokestack, and before the flames could be extinguished the engine and boiler rooms and the cabin were completely gutted. The loss amounts to $3,000, with no insurance. The fire started at 3 o'clock, and the sleeping crew had barely time to save their lives.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      May 27, 1897

Steam screw GARDEN CITY. U. S. No. 85293. Of 351 tons gross; 276 tons net, Built Ogdensburg, N.Y., 1873. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 133.4 x 26.0 x 11.8 Crew of 11. Of 540 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
William R. McNeil
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Garden City (Propeller), U85293, fire, 26 May 1897