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Marion W. Page (Tug), fire \ aground, 24 Nov 1891

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Ashtabula, Nov. 25. -- The fishing tug STAR of Fairport came into port last evening, having had a rough experience. The tug was out several miles from Fairport yesterday, and the crew had just pulled in their nets when the storm struck them. They made a desperate effort to reach Fairport, but found it impossible. They then headed for here and after a rough four hour's voyage, in which they found it necessary to cast overboard their catch of five tons of fish and their nets, they made this port in safety. A telegram was received from Fairport last evening stating the STAR was supposed to be lost, and that the harbor tug PAGE had gone in search of her, and inquiring if the boats were here. An answer was returned to the effect that the STAR was safe but nothing had been seen of the PAGE. Another message received from Fairport today states that the PAGE caught fire in the afternoon and the crew had barely time to beach her three miles below Fairport and escape.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, November 25, 1891

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Marion W. Page (Tug), fire \ aground, 24 Nov 1891