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Conestoga (Propeller), C140998, fire, 21 May 1922


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BIG GRAIN CARRIER IS BURNED IN CANAL.
      Several Of Crew Injured When CONESTOGA Burns With Loss of $250,000.
      Ogdensburg, N. Y., May 21. -- The steamer CONESTOGA loaded with wheat, bound from Port Colborne to Montreal, burned to the water's edge in the Cardinal Canal here this afternoon. The loss is estimated at $250,000.
      The blaze broke out when the big freighter was in the lift lock of the canal, but her crew of 22 stood by their posts and succeeded in getting the steamer out of the lock. Several of the crew were badly burned in their efforts. The cause of the fire is unknown.
      Toronto Globe
      May 22, 1922

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      UNDERWRITERS GETS CONESTOGA.
      Brockville, May 23. -- The freight steamer CONESTOGA, which was badly damaged by fire in the Cardinal canal, has been abandoned to the underwriters after having sunk in shallow water and been regarded as a total loss. About 30,000 bushels of damaged wheat in the hold will be sold by the underwriters.
      It is believed that the loss on vessl and cargo will be in the neighborhood of $200,000.
      Toronto Globe
      May 24, 1922

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      CONESTOGA, Freighter of 2008 Gross tons, built Cleveland, U. S., 1878, ex U. S, until 1920 then Canadian owned, Can. official number, 140998. Burnt Cardinal Canal May 1922.
252 x 36 x 15.
      Prelim. List of Canadian Merchant
      Vessels (Coastal & Inland) 1809 - 1930


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1922
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21078
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.78341 Longitude: -75.38263
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Conestoga (Propeller), C140998, fire, 21 May 1922