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Molly Spencer (Tug), fire, 16 Jul 1890


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Tug MOLLIE SPENCER was burned to the water's edge near Chicago yesterday. Her crew of ten men narrowly escaped death.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 17, 1890
     
     
     
The tug MOLLIE SPENCER of Port Huron, was destroyed on Wednesday off Chicago by a fire whose origan was a mystery and the crew of 10 men escaped death. The boat was towed into the city by a tug of the Western Stove Co. She is practically a total loss and was insured and valued at $6,500.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, July 17, 1890
     
     
     
The MOLLIE SPENCER will be rebuilt as it has been determined that she is not so badly burned as at first supposed.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, July 19, 1890
     
     
     
The MOLLIE SPENCER has been abandoned to the underwriters
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, July 21, 1890


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1890
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22232
Language of Item:
English
  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Molly Spencer (Tug), fire, 16 Jul 1890