The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Canada (Propeller), C100392, fire, 18 Oct 1892

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Port Huron, Oct. 19. -- The steambarge CANADA burned here last night and is practically a total loss. She was owned by John Nesbitt of Sarnia, was valued at $6,000, and insured in the Western of Toronto.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, October 19, 1892
CANADA, A passenger and freight propeller, built at Hamilton Ont., in 1872. Of 644 tons gross. 142 x 24 x 13. Burnt 1892.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamships
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 to 1930

The steambarge CANADA burned her upperworks in a fire at about 12 o'clock last night near the Grand Trunk Bridge. She is owned by John Nesbit of sarnia.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 19, 1892
The steambarge CANADA which was burnt near the Fibre Works last fall, has had her machinery removed and has been rebuilt up from the water's edge at a cost of $4,000. It is now an American bottom, owned by J.S. Nesbitt of this city.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, April 8, 1893
Steam screw CANADA. Official Canada No. 100392. Of 557 tons gross; 366 tons reg. Built Hamilton, Ont., 1872. Home port, Hamilton, Ont. 135.2 x 24.2 x 11.5. Owned by J.S. Nesbit of Sarnia.
      List of Canadian Vessels on the Registry Books of
      the Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1902
Schooner EUREKA.* U.S. No. 116578. Of 338.14 tons gross; 329.69 tons net. Built at Hamilton, Ont. in 1872. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 140.0 x 26.0 x 11.8
      * Formerly British steam barge [a] CANADA, [b] SCHILDE, [c] EUREKA
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1894

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Canada (Propeller), C100392, fire, 18 Oct 1892