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N. K. Fairbanks (Propeller), U130033, fire, 3 May 1895

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The steamer N.K. FAIRBANK from Chicago to Ogdensburg with corn, ran ashore at Morgan's Point about 9 miles west of Port Colborne this morning. The boat caught fire and was burned up. She was owned by J.W. Moore of Cleveland.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, May 3, 1895
      The N.K. FAIRBANK has been pumped out and taken to the Welland canal where her cargo has been salvaged. Carter Bros. of Port Colborne plan to rebuild her since her hull is not much burned and the machinery is in fairly good condition.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, May 24, 1895

      The old steamer FAIRBANK is to be rebuilt at once. She has lain in Port Colborne ever since she was brought in here two seasons ago, after being burned to the water's edge some miles above that port. After the Carters, who bought her of the insurance companies, had unloaded her and dismantled her, they put her up for sale. Last spring she was bought by Capt. John Pringle and others, and they are just getting ready to go to work on her. Capt. Pringle says that he has turned the steamer HAYWARD over to Capt. Bates, and will have the FAIRBANK down to Tonawanda before the end of next week for a rebuild.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 25, 1897


Steam screw N.K. FAIRBANKS. U. S. No. 130033. Of 980.30 gross tons; 831.27 tons net. Built at Marine City, Mich., in 1874. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 205.0 x 36.7 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1889
Steam screw ELIZA H. STRONG. U. S. No. 136733. Of 781 gross tons; 614 tons net. Built at Tonawanda, N.Y., in 1899. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.0 x 36.7 x 11.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901

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Reason: fire
Freight: corn
Remarks: Rebuilt as E.H. STRONG
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
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N. K. Fairbanks (Propeller), U130033, fire, 3 May 1895