Joe Milton (Propeller), C94712, fire, 13 Jun 1904
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The steamer MILTON has been burned to the water's edge near Papoose Island, on Georgian Bay. The crew escaped in their boats.
Buffalo Evening News
Wednesday, June 22, 1904
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STEAMER JOE MILTON BURNT
On Saturday afternoon the steamer JOE MILTON, which ran excursions to King's Royal Park for the Grocers picnic on Thursday last, ran ashore on Pappoose Island in the Georgian Bay during a dense fog. After running ashore the boat lurched over and soon caught fire, a lamp being upset in the forecastle which is said to have caused the fire. Capt. Wm. Ferguson and the crew of fourteen escaped in the boats after making an ineffectual attempt to extinguish the flames, and the MILTON was almost entirely consumed. She carried a cargo of general merchandise, including about $1,000 worth of butter. Ther boat was owned by Capt. Crawford, of Wiarton, and was a staunch craft. Capt. Ferguson left for Wiarton yesterday.
Owen Sound Advertiser
June 21, 1904
Steam screw JOE MILTON. official Canada No. 94712. Of 93 tons gross; 63 tons register. Built Port Stanley, Ont., 1891. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 92.6 x 20.4 x 8.2 Owned by James V. Crawford, of Wiarton, Ont.
List of Vessels on the Register of the
Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898
NOTE:-- Papoose Island, North Channel, eastern section.
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