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Sir S. L. Tilley (Propeller), C88623, fire, 1899

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Fairport, O., October 29. -- The water was pumped out of the burned steamer SIR S. L. TILLEY today. The steamer NIAGARA is expected tonight to tow the wreck to the Welland Canal.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      October 30, 1899

Since the Canadian steamer SIR S. L. TILLEY was burned off fairport last season she has been rebuilt and rechristened the ADVANCE. She took her first cargo at Cleveland. She loaded for Jackfish.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 1, 1900
Steam screw SIR S.L. TILLEY. Official Canada No. 88623. Of 1,178 tons gross; 769 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1884. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 168.0 x 35.3 x 14.9 Owned by McKay Bros., of Hamilton, Ont.
      List of vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: fire
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Sir S. L. Tilley (Propeller), C88623, fire, 1899