The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tom Dowling (Tug), fire, 17 Aug 1908

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Ashland, August 18. -- The tug TOM DOWLING rounded out its record of bad luck by sinking for the third time in nine months last night. This time the DOWLING caught fire at her dock, and while three city firemen were on board trying to put out the fire the tug turned turtle and went to the bottom, the firemen barely escaped.
      The first time the DOWLING sank was in the ice near Washburn last fall. The tug was then raised and brought here, but just before going into service again she filled at her dock nearly drowning the owner, Albert Coal, who was carried down with the tug. Again the tug was raised and was about fit for service when she caught fire last night.
      It is believed the third round is the last, as the DOWLING is now considered a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 18, 1908

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.59244 Longitude: -90.8838
William R. McNeil
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Tom Dowling (Tug), fire, 17 Aug 1908