The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Peter Dalton (Tug), fire, 14 Nov 1889

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While the tug PETER DALTON, owned by Barry Bros, Tug Association was going down the lake near Muskegon on Thursday, fire broke out around the boiler, and before the pump could be set to work, she was a mass of flames. Her steam increased and she moved along rapidly. The Capt., Joseph Lamorey, held her wheel until the pilot house began burning, when he jumped into the lake and was rescued by a passing tug. The engineer, fireman and cook had meanwhile taken to the life boat. Two tugs tried to catch the DALTON as she moved swiftly around in a circle, but could not until her steam had run down. Then she ran aground and burned to the water's edge. She was insured for $4,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 5, 1889

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Reason: fire
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
William R. McNeil
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Peter Dalton (Tug), fire, 14 Nov 1889