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Dove (Steamboat), U6512, fire, 24 Jun 1891

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Bay City, June 24. -- Fire was discovered in the hold of the steamer DOVE, belonging to Capt. Ira Holt, at noon today, and before extinguished had damaged the vessel to the extent of $3,000. The vessel has been at Wheeler's Dock all the season and was to have been thoroughly rebuilt during the summer.
      The fire originated in a lot of oily rags in the hold. The DOVE is a side-wheel passenger boat which has seen service in nearly all parts of the Great Lakes and is quite an old vessel.
The DOVE ran from here to Crystal Beach, and other points all last summer.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, June 24, 1891

Capt. Cole, owner of the steamer DOVE, recently burned, says that he has not yet decided whether he will have the vessel repaired. The DOVE is still at Wheeler & Co.'s dock.
      Marine Review
      July 16, 1891
      Steam paddle steamer DOVE. U. S. No. 6512. Of 440.12 tons gross; 320.26. Built Trenton, Mich., 1867. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 187.8 x 24.3 x 8.4 Of 675 Nominal Horsepower
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
William R. McNeil
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Dove (Steamboat), U6512, fire, 24 Jun 1891