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G. T. Burroughs (Propeller), U85662, fire, 28 Jul 1881


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SCHOONER BURNED.
      Chicago, July 28. -- The schooner G. B. BURROUGHS caught fire twenty miles out, from sparks igniting her deck load and was burned to the water's edge before she could be towed in. Value $18,000; uninsured. The crew of fourteen were all saved. The owners are Davis & Brundage, Chicago.
      Cleveland Herald
      July 29, 1881
     
     
     
      The steam barge G.T. BURROUGHS, bound from Chicago with lumber and miscellaneous stuff, took fire about 20 miles from Grosse Point and burned to the water's edge. Her crew of 11 were saved by the tug A.B. WARD of Chicago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, July 30, 1881
     
     
     
      STEAM BARGE BURNED.
      The steambarge B. T. BURROUGHS of Chicago, was burned to the water's edge when about thirty miles from that port, Thursday afternoon. The ship was discovered to be on fire by the captain, who saw smoke emerging from the promenade deck about 9 o'clock in the forenoon. Every effort to extinguish proved unavailing, and the chances of escape for the crew seemed very small, until the tug A. B. WARD discovered the burning steambarge and took off those who were on board. The BURROUGHS was afterwards found and towed to Chicago by the tug UNION, after which the fire was extinguished. The BURROUGHS was owned by Captain Richard A. Davis, who commanded her, and Louis Brendage, and was uninsured. The 51,000 feet of lumber which formed her cargo, was consigned to S. T. Gunderson, of Chicago, by W. E. Willard, and was valued at $16 per m feet, in which also there was no insurance.
      The BURROUGHS was valued at $16,000, and it is estimated that $10,000 will be required to place her in good condition again.
      Cleveland Herald
      Monday, August 1, 1881
     

On examination it is found that the expenditure of $1,000 will place the burned steambarge BURROUGHS in good condition again.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, August 2, 1881

NOTE:-- GEORGE T. BURROUGHS, U. S. No. 85662


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: rebuilt as dredge
Date of Original:
1881
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McN.W.21677
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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G. T. Burroughs (Propeller), U85662, fire, 28 Jul 1881