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James Clark (Tug), fire, 15 Aug 1896


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Collingwood, Aug. I8. -- Capt. J. W. Darling arrived here this afternoon by the steamer MAJESTIC. He reports that the tug JAMES CLARK, owned by Capt. J. Craig and himself, was burned to the waters edge near Michael's Bay on Saturday morning. Capt. Darling stated the tug left Collingwood on Thursday with a scow in tow and was lying to when the fire was discovered by Capt. Craig. The fire was first noticed at 5 o'clock around the boiler, from which it is supposed to have originated. Every effort was made to extinguish the flames but all proved futile. The boat was beached on a reef in Michael's Bay, two miles from shore. The tug will be a total loss. She was valued at $5,000 and was partially insured.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, August 21, 1896



The tug JAMES CLARK, owned by Craig & Darling of Collingwood, has been burned to the water's edge near Mitchell's Bay. She is valued at $5,000, and partly insured.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 27, 1896
     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22797
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.590277 Longitude: -82.109166
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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James Clark (Tug), fire, 15 Aug 1896