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Richard S. King (Propeller), C84421, fire, 20 Sep 1891

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Chicago, Sept. 21. -- The tug RICHARD C. KING burned and sunk off Tobermory, Georgian Bay, last night. Value $6,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, September 21, 1891
RICHARD S. KING, 9 years old. wooden steamer of 39 tons reg. bound from French River to Tobermory, caught fire in Tobermory Harbor and became a total loss, October 14. (?)
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1892
Steam screw RICHARD S. KING. Official Canada No. 84421. Of 58 tons gross; 40 tons register. Built Port Robinson, Ont., 1873. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 60.4 x 16.8 x 8.4 Owned by Samuel Hopkins, of Port Colborne, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.25007 Longitude: -81.66647
William R. McNeil
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Richard S. King (Propeller), C84421, fire, 20 Sep 1891