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Okoura (Propeller), fire, 5 Sep 1878

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THE " OKONRA " BURNED. -- The Advertiser says that the Steamer OKONRA, Owned by Captain E. Dunn, was destroyed by fire on Thursday morning, 5th. inst, at 5 o'clock, while lying at the dock at Wiarton. John Rothull, fireman, was the only person aboard at the time. The cause of the fire is unknown. Books and papers were all lost. NO insurance . Captain Dunn will have the sympathy of the community in this severe misfortune.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, September 13, 1878

OKONRA, propeller of 37 tons, built by Dunn at Owen Sound in 1868, owned by Dunn and registered at Owen Sound, valued at 5,000 Dollars and classed as B 1... last inspection March.1873.
      Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Lake Vessel Register 1873

OKOURA, screw of 37 tons built by Dunn at Owen Sound in 1868 and owned by Dunn, registered at Owen Sound, valued at 4,500 Dollars and classed as B 1. last inspected March 1873. remarks - Tug...
      Canadian Lake Underwriters
      Marine Register for 1874

OKONZA, registered at Owen Sound and 10 years old, a steamer of 52 tons reg. Burnt at Wiarton Wharf, Ont., on Sept. 5 th. 1878 and was a total loss. Estimated value was $3,OOO.
      Marine & Fisheries
      Statement of' Wreck 1878

      In ten f'eet of water, close to the west shore of the Bay, (Colpoys) north of the fish hatchery and off a large boulder, lies a steamer which may be the 52 ton Tug OKOURA, launched at Owen Sound in 1867 and burned at Wiarton on Oct. 5th. 1878
      Shipwrecks of the Saugeen
      by Patrick Folkes

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.75009 Longitude: -81.14973
William R. McNeil
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Okoura (Propeller), fire, 5 Sep 1878