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Elmira (Propeller), U7335, fire, 29 Nov 1878

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A private dispatch received at Windsor yesterday states that the propeller ELMIRA was burned at Dunville, Ont. We understand that the ELMIRA was insured for $5,000, companies not known.
      Detroit Post & Tribne
      Sunday, December 1, 1878

      Bay City, Mich., Nov. 30. -- A private telegram from Dunville, Ont., says the propeller ELMIRA was burned at that port last night. No further particulars. She was owned by E.B. Knight, of this city, and valued at $10,000. Insured as follows: Transatlantic, $2,500; St. Nicholas of New York; Columbia Insurance Company; German Fire of Baltimore and Farmers Insurance of York, Pa. $1,250 each.
      Port Colborne, Ont., Nov. 30. -- The steambarge ELMIRA, of Bay City, lying at the mouth of Grand River, twenty miles from here, took fire last night, and was completely destroyed. She had gone in there the day before to lay up for the winter. Have not learned how the fire originated.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      December 2, 1878

Steam screw ERLMIRA. U. S. No. 7335. Of 599 tons gross. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1856. First home port, Dunkirk, N.Y. DISPOSITION, -- Lost 1879
      Merchant Steam Vessels 0f the U. S. A. 1790 - 1868
      The Lytle - Holdcamper List,

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90011 Longitude: -79.61631
William R. McNeil
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Elmira (Propeller), U7335, fire, 29 Nov 1878