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White Star (Propeller), U75610, fire, 26 Jul 1893

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Port Huron, July 26. -- The steamer WHITE STAR, which is laid up here, caught fire from some unknown cause and her cabins and decks aft of the engine room were damaged to the extent of about $5,000. It is thought that her boilers and engines are not damaged to any extent.
      The WHITE STAR was formerly the schooner J. MARIA SCOTT, and was valued at $16,000. She was covered by insurance through C. H. Chamberlain.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, July 26, 1893

At 10:30 this fiorenoon the steambarge WHITE STAR, which was laid up at the P. & P. M. dock, was discovered to be on fire. The entire upper works have been nearly burned away. She is owned by Capt. A.R. Slyfield of this city, and will be rebuilt.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 26, 1893

The burned steambarge WHITE STAR is being rebuilt at Hill's dock in Black River.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 24, 1893

The steambarge WHITE STAR has been rebuilt and is now ready for sea.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, september 23, 1893

Schooner J. MARIA SCOTT. U.S. No. 75610, of 348.89 tons gross; 331.46 tons net. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. Changed name to WHITE STAR on April 19, 1884.
      List of Vessels Whose Names Have been
      Changed under the Act of March 2, 1881
      U. S. Merchant vessel List, 1885

Schooner WHITE STAR. U. S. No. 75610. Of 348.89 tons gross;331.45 tons net. Built Oswego, N.Y., 1874. Home port, Oswego, N.Y. 136.0 x 26.0 x 12.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
      Steam screw WHITE STAR.* U. S. No. 75610. Of 377.67 tons gross; 280.62 tons net. Built at Oswego, N.Y., in 1874. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 136.3 x 26.7 x 12.4
      * Formerly schooner J. MARIA SCOTT.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: fire
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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White Star (Propeller), U75610, fire, 26 Jul 1893