The Ellsworth Burned
Loss of the Propellor at Stoney Island- Down the lake with an Oswego Party
The telegraph operator at Sackets Harbor reported the following at 1 o'clock today:
The steam barge Ellsworth burned last night near Stoney Island. Only one man aboard
No lives lost.
The Ellsworth, which was owned by Hon. A. C. Mattoon of this city, left here Monday morning with a party consisting of her owner, Dr. E. A. Mattoon and wife, Mrs. M. B. Clarke, and family and other persons, bound for a ten day's cruise among the islands at the head of the St. Lawrence and vicinity. No particulars are received as to whether the Ellsworth is a total loss, but further information is expected before our last edition..
Later- A despatch from Mr. Mattoon at 3:30 p.m. From Sackets Harbor, says:
Steamer Ellsworth burned entirely up at Stoney Island and sank no lives lost- at 10 o'clock. Will be home at nine.
The Ellsworth was built in 1869 on Seneca Lake, was bought by Mr. Mattoon in 1870 and fitted up as a steam vessel She was built as a sail vessel to run on the inland lakes and canals, through from Canada to New York without transshipment. After fitting out as a steam vessel she made a trip to Florida and returned in 1872. In 1878 she ws lengthened and since that time has been engaged in Lake commerce. She is probably insured but for what amount if any is not known here.
There was $7,500 fire insurance on the Ellsworth effected by Mr. Mattoon in New York.