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L. G. Mason (Steamboat), fire, 15 Oct 1886


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HER LAST TRIP
      The Steamer L. G. MASON of the Saginaw River Line Destroyed by Fire
The steamer L. G. MASON was destroyed by fire at Bay City at an early hour yesterday morning. She made her regular trips on Thursday, and on reaching Bay City on the last trip, went to her slip at Murphy & Dorr's mill, on the Middle Ground, and was made fast for the night. The crew turned in, but a few minutes after 12 o'clock were aroused by one of their number, who had been awakened by a cloud of smoke and it took but a moment to ascertain that the boat was in flames, which, fanned by the wind which was blowing a gale, soon completely enveloped the doomed boat. In a very short time the entire upper portion of the steamer had been consumed, and the remains of the hull with the boilers and engine sunk to the bottom of the river. The L. G. MASON was built in 1864 and ran on the Grand River a number of years. About 1870 she was purchased for the Saginaw River line and brought here. She was purchased by English and Mahar a few months since from the Root estate, and was valued at $10,000. She was insured for $6,000 in the following companies:
McBain Agency -
      Norwich Union . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. .$1,500
      Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . $1,000
      American. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. .$1,000
      Germania . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . .$1,000
      St. Paul. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . . . .$500
Maurer Agency -
      Concordia. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . $1,000
The steamer Burt has taken the place of the Mason on the route.
      Saginaw Courier
      Saturday, October 16, 1886


the sidewheel packet MASON (US#15325) was 69 t., built at Grand Rapids, Mich.


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1886
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Local identifier:
McN.W.23366
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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L. G. Mason (Steamboat), fire, 15 Oct 1886