The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Thur., Nov. 30, 1882

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On Tuesday evening, shortly after reaching her wharf at Gibraltar and while the crew were eating their supper, the steamer Carrie H. Blood was found to be on fire and in a few minutes after she had burned to the water's edge and sunk. The eight members of her crew escaped with their lives, but lost all the property they had on the boat. The freight on board was valued at about $150, and this with $500 of the boat money was lost. The steamer was owned by W. K. Muir of this city, who estimates his loss at $10,000, partly covered by insurance. The Blood formerly plied on the St. Clair River route but last spring was placed on the route between Gibraltar and Detroit, where she succeeded in working up a fair trade. She registered 95 tons; was built by Lester at Marine City in 1871, and rated B1. It is probable that a light draught side-wheel steamer will be placed on the route next season.

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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Thur., Nov. 30, 1882