The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Isaac May (Propeller), fire, 16 Jul 1890

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The Canadian steambarge ISAAC MAY is tied up at the foot of Washington street. The boat arrived here yesterday in tow of the SARANAC. The barge caught fire Wednesday near Port Stanley. The crew took to the boat. The SARANAC came along and extinguished the blaze. Michael Tetro, second engineer of the MAY, was badly burned and was sent to a hospital. The Lehigh authorities have libeled the boat for $30,000. Of course she is not worth anything like that. The boat is owned by the Collins Bay rafting and Forwarding Company of Kingston.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 18, 1890
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The burned barge ISAAC MAY was towed to Port Colborne yesterday. She will be rebuilt at Port Robinson.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 1, 1890

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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Isaac May (Propeller), fire, 16 Jul 1890