The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Peter Dalton (Propeller), U150192, fire, 30 Jul 1880

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Whitehall, Mich., July 30. -- At 2:30 o'clock this morning the Boom Company's tug PETER DALTON, of Montague, was discovered to be in flames, which gained such headway that it was impossible to check them untl she became a mere shell. The fire originated neat the fire-box and had been slowly burning for some time before discovery. The engine is somewhat damaged and may be repaired. The DALTON is a new and powerful tug, commanded by Captain Burns, and was used in towing logs. The DALTON was valued at $8,000. The loss is estimated at $3,000, and there is an insurance of $2,000 in the Travelers Insurance Company of Chicago. As soon as the Insurance Adjuster has completed his duty, the tug will be rebuilt.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, 1880

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41001 Longitude: -86.34868
William R. McNeil
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Peter Dalton (Propeller), U150192, fire, 30 Jul 1880