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B. W. Folger (Schooner), fire, 24 Nov 1894

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B. W. FOLGER, registered at Montreal, and of 116 tons register. Burnt and sank in the Bay of Quinte in Noivember of 1894. She was bound from Kingston for Oswego, and was 18 years old at the time.
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1894
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The schooner B. W. FOLGER, Capt. Bates, was burned to the water's edge this morning at Fish Point, Amherst Island. The fire originated in the forecastle about 6 o'clock. She was loaded with lumber for Oswego, consigned to the Standard Oil Company, and left Kingston several days ago. The vessel is said to be insured for $900. The crew is safe. The FOLGER had been windbound in the cove for a day and a half.
      The fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp in the forecastle. The schooner B. W. FOLGER was built originally in 1853 then called the CAROLINE. She was rebuilt in 1870 as the B. W. FOLGER by W. Power and was then owned by Swift and Dandy. She is 187 tons and her class is B 1½ for course freight and was valed at $1,800. Latterly she was owned by Capt. Dan Bates.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      Saturday, November 24, 1894

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.143611 Longitude: -77.255833
William R. McNeil
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B. W. Folger (Schooner), fire, 24 Nov 1894