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Leland (Propeller), U15917, fire, 21 Nov 1882

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The prop. LELAND was destroyed by fire at Huron early yesterday morning. She had on 300 tons of coal and was lying in one of the Wheeling & Lake erie railway company's slips, expecting to leave for an upper lake port at daylight. The fire, which is supposed to have originated from the explosion of a lamp in the cabin, was discovered about 4 A.M. The flames spread rapidly, and as the facilities at hand for extinguishment of fire were limited, the progress of the flames could not be checked and the boat burned to the water's edge. the loss is estimated at $15,000. Nothing can be learned concerning the insurance.
Sparks from the boat set fire to the lumber in the yard recently established near the slip by George Robertson & Co., of Detroit, but the hand fire engine company succeeded in putting out the flames before much damage was done.
      Sandusky Register
      November 21, 1882 4-5

Steam screw LELAND. U. S. No. 15917. Of 366 tons gross; 318 tons net. Built New Jerusalem, Ohio, 1873. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 148.0 x 27.6 x 11.2 Freight service. Crew of 12.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.39505 Longitude: -82.55517
William R. McNeil
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Leland (Propeller), U15917, fire, 21 Nov 1882