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Dromedary (Propeller), fire, 18 Nov 1882

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The propeller DROMEDARY was burned to the water's edge Saturday morning on Lake Ontario. She was built in 1868 at Port Rowan by W.H. Andrews and was owned by Burroughs & Co. Hamilton. She registered 295 tons.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, November 20, 1882
A dispatch from Hamilton, Canada, announces that at 1 o'clock Saturday morning the propeller DROMEDARY took fire and burned to the water's edge on Burlington Bay. The crew narrowly escaped. The DROMEDARY was Canadian and a canaler. She measured 359 tons, and was built at Port Dalhousie by W.H. Andrews in 1868. Cranshaw & Burrows, of Hamilton, were the owners. She was valued at $16,000, and was insured for $10,000 - $7,000 in the Western, of New York, and $3,000 in the Canadian Mutual.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, November, 1882
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
NOV. 18 -- Propeller DROMEDARY, by Fire at Burlington Bay, Lake Ontario. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

      The steamer DROMEDARY, of Hamilton, 359 tons register, was tatally destroyed by fire at Hamilton, while lying at a wharf on the 8th. of November last. The vessel was valued ast $12,000. She had no cargo. No lives were lost by this accident. The cause of the fire is unknown.
      Steamboat Inspection Report
      Sessional Papers (N0. 7) A. 1883

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.795555 Longitude: -77.905555
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Dromedary (Propeller), fire, 18 Nov 1882