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Clayton (Propeller), ????, fire, 25 Aug 1903


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Tanks containing 1700 gallons of oil burst on the Standard Oil Company's propeller CLAYTON, and caused several acres of river surface to become a field of fire. The oil was thrown in all directions by the explosion and the docks were saved with great difficulty. The CLAYTON was entirely destroyed.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, August 27, 1903
NOTE:-- The casualty of the CLAYTON is ignored as unlikely


As a result of a lantern explosion the steamer MYRTLE burned to the water's edge yesterday at Wellsley Island, near Clayton, Ont. The loss was $7,000
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 28, 1903

The steamer MYRTLE burned to the water's edge at Wellesly Island near Clayton on Thursday. A lantern exploded throwing the burning oil all over the boat. Loss is $7,000; insurance $1,200.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 28, 1903


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: see MYRTLE of same date
Date of Original:
1903
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23129
Language of Item:
English
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.23949 Longitude: -76.08578
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Clayton (Propeller), ????, fire, 25 Aug 1903