The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Beatrice (Ferry), C71118, fire, 23 Aug 1883

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The popular little ferry BEATRICE which plied between Fort Gratiot and Point Edward was discovered to be on fire about 2 a.m. this morning. Capt. McGregor was awakened and escaped and the boat was set adrift. The tug ONTARIO succeeded in pulling the blazing wreck ashore below P.B. Sanborn's elevator. She is a total wreck.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, August 23, 1883

A dispatch states that the small Canadian freight and passenger steamer BEATRICE was burned at or near Sarnia yesterday morning. She was valued at about $5,000. No loss of life was mentioned.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1883

      Steam screw BEATRICE. Official Canada No. 71118. Of 30 gross tons; 20 tons reg. Built Collingwood, Ont, 1877. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 63.0 x 12.3 x 5.6. Owned by Wm. J. Keays, of Sarnia, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Beatrice (Ferry), C71118, fire, 23 Aug 1883