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Horace A. Tuttle (Propeller), U95908, fire, 17 Dec 1891

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Chicago, Dec. 17. -- The lake freight steamer HORACE B. TUTTLE was damaged by fire at her dock early this morning to the amount of $20,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, December 17, 1891

Despatches from Chicago, Thursday, gave information that the RUBE RICHARDS had been burned out forward and that the H.A. TUTTLE had also been damaged by fire, amount of damage not being stated.
      The Marine Review
      December 17, 1891

The wreck report of the burning of the steamer H. A. TUTTLE in port a fortnight ago places the loss at $30,000 with an insurance of $20,000.
      The Marine Review
      January 7, 1892

      Chicago, Dec. 18. -- The steamer RUBE RICHARDS, in winter quarters here, caught on fire yesterday in her forward hold, and was damaged to the extent of $7,000 before the flames were put out. It is thought that this fire and that on board the steam barge HORACE B. TUTTLE were of incendiary origin.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, December 18, 1891
      The heavy fire damage recently sustained at Chicago by the steamer HORACE A. TUTTLE is to be repaired here. [Manitowoc] To place the hull in good shape will require an expenditure of $15,000. The Tuttle was towed here on Sunday last. The steamer ARIZONA is repairing damage sustained through stranding on Presque. Isle, Lake Huron, late in November. She is to be followed by the tow barge PLYMOUTH which also suffered damage on Presque Isle.
      The Marine Review
      January 14, 1892
Steam screw HORACE A. TUTTLE. U. S. No. 95908. Of 1585 gross tons; 1354 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio 1887. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 250.0 x 38.8 x 20.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
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Horace A. Tuttle (Propeller), U95908, fire, 17 Dec 1891