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D. J. Foley (Propeller), fire, 6 Jul 1890

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The propeller D. J. FOLEY, coal laden, from Charlotte for Chicago, with the schooner AMERICAN UNION in tow, took fire 15 miles off Charlotte Thursday night and burned to the water's edge. The crew were all saved. The FOLEY was valued at $40,000 and was insured for about $20,000. Of this the British & Foreign, through Smith, Davis & Co., has $6,000, and the rest is held elsewhere. The coal cargo, about 700 tons, is insured by Smith, Davis & Co, in the Western of Toronto for $2,500. Capt. Goodman, owner of the FOLEY, was awakened by the fire and had no time to dress. Chief engineer Lenaham made heroic efforts to save the boat.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 5, 1890

      Burning of the steamer D. J. FOLEY 15 miles above Charlotte, 8 miles from shore in 400 feet of water. The steamer was towing AMERICAN UNION, both coal laden. The owner and captain was James Godman, loss partly insured.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      July 7, 1890

      The death of William D. Lanahan, at Asheville, N. C., recalls his brave efforts as chief engineer of the propeller D. J. FOLEY to save that ill-fated vessel from the flames that destroyed her on Lake Ontario about two weeks ago. He was seriously burned in the face and took a heavy cold from the exposure. Quick consunption set in, which refused to yield to the southern climate.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      September 6, 1890

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 43.25506 Longitude: -77.61695
William R. McNeil
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D. J. Foley (Propeller), fire, 6 Jul 1890