The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Hector (Tug), fire, 22 Nov 1878

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Early yesterday morning the tug HECTOR was discovered to be on fire. An alarm was sounded, but, although there was a quick response, before the flames could be extinguished, upwards of $2,500 of damage was done. At the time the tug was lying at Jones' dry dock. On Thursday afternoon she was out on the river exhibiting herself, as there were Eastern parties here who proposed purchasing her. When she returned to her dock her boilers were blown off and her fires drawn. Everything was supposed to be safe and secure. At about 4 o'clock in the morning however, flames were seen issuing from her cabin, when a fire alarm was sounded. How the fire caught is a mystery. -- (part)
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, November 23, 1878

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $2,500
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Hector (Tug), fire, 22 Nov 1878