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Alfred Morgan (Steam canal boat), fire, 2 Jun 1897


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CANAL BOAT BURNED.
      Caught Fire in the Boiler Room and Was Entirely Destroyed. Loss About $8,500
Fire was discovered in a boiler room of the steam canal boal, ALFRED MORGAN, at 2 o'clock this morning. The boat was lying at the dock of the Queen City Mills near the foot of Ferry street. A still alarm from Engine No. 11 brought the Fire Department to the dock, but it was too late to save the boat. It was a total loss.
The boat was owned by Capt. William Cunningham, and was valued at $500. The loss is covered by insurance. The cause of the fire is unknown. There were several people sleeping on the boat, it is said, but all of them escaped.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, June 23, 1897


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1897
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Local identifier:
McN.W.21155
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alfred Morgan (Steam canal boat), fire, 2 Jun 1897