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Kenosha (Propeller), U47013, fire, 26 Oct 1864

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Destruction of the Propeller KENOSHA. -- Sarnia, October 26. --About 6:15 P. M. to-day, the propeller KENOSHA, of the Grand Trunk Line, plying between Chicago and Sarnia, was discovered to be on fire while lying alongside the elevator. To save the elevator and other buildings, the lines were severed and the propeller sent adrift; she is now passing down the river in full blaze. Nothing of any value was saved. This is the second propeller of the Grand Trunk line lost during the season.
      Goderich Signal, Semi-Weekly
      Friday, October 28. 1864

Steam screw KENOSHA. Of 645 tons. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1856. First home port, Cleveland, Ohio. LOST 1864.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the United States
      the Lytle - Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868
Steam screw KENOSHA. U. S. No. 47013. Of 325 tons gross. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, by Luther Moses in 1856. Of 194.6 x 27.8 x 12.4 Burned Sarnia, rebuilt as barge. Canadian registered,1866-1871
      Herman Runge List
A new barge has been constructed from the remains of the prop. KENOSHA, which unfortunately, was partially destroyed by fire on the river St. Clair last season. The craft is of monster proportions, and capable of carrying upwards of 230 cors of wood. She lies at present at Campbell & Owen's shipyard. What trade or route she is to be engaged on we have not yet learned. She retains her former name of KENOSHA. - Detroit Free Press
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 10, 1865 3-4

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt barge
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.983611 Longitude: -82.411944
William R. McNeil
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Kenosha (Propeller), U47013, fire, 26 Oct 1864