The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Omar Pasha (Propeller), fire, 7 Dec 1866

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Yesterday morning about 5:00 an alarm of fire proceeded from the prop. OMAR PASHA, laying at the foot of Lloyd St., The department turned out promptly, but fortunately their services were not required. The fire was in the galley of the vessel where the engineer had put a can of lubricating oil on the stove to warm and went away for a short time. On his return he found a sheet of flame coming out of the top of the open door. He rushed in and discovered that the solder on the bottom of the can had melted, and the oil was blazing fearfully. A few buckets of water judiciously applied served to extinguish the flames before much damage was done to the wood work.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      December 8, 1866 4-1

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Omar Pasha (Propeller), fire, 7 Dec 1866