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Nelson (Tug), U4359, fire, 14 Oct 1876


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The tug NELSON burned at Chicago on Saturday. She was one of the smaller class and her injuries were so great that it was considered she was not worth repairing.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 17, 1876
     
     
      DESTRUCTION OF THE TUG NELSON.
The tug NELSON, while lying at her dock at Chicago avenue bridge, took fire on Saturday evening and was so badly burned as not to be worth repairing. During the season she has sunk twice and has been the cause of considerable outlay to her owner, Capt. Charles Johnson.
      The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbood, Oct., 1876
     
     
Propeller Tug CHARLES NELSON, Of 8 tons. Built Buffalo by Wm. Allen in 1862. Owned by Johnson. Home port, Chicago. Value $1,000 Class B 2.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      1876 Classification
     
     
Propeller CHARLES NELSON. U. S. No. 4359. Of 17 tons gross. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1862. First Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. DISPOSITION:-- Abandoned 1866
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S. A.
      The Lytle- Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868


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Reason: fire
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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McN.W.20301
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Nelson (Tug), U4359, fire, 14 Oct 1876