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Empire State (Steamboat), U22795, fire, 19 Oct 1903

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The Thousand Island Steamboat Company will receive $20,000 on the burned steamer EMPIRE STATE. The company retains the hulk of the boat and is rebuilding it.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 1, 1903

The burned steamer EMPIRE STATE was stripped of her machinery at Kingston on Monday and is now ready for the marine graveyard after many years of passenger service on lake Ontario.
      Port Guron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 21, 1903
Steam paddle EMPIRE STATE.* U. S. No. 22795. of 379 tons gross; 270 tons net. Built New York, N.Y., 1863. Home port, Cape Vincent, N.Y. 157.2 x 26.6 x 8.4 Of 275 indicated horsepower.
      * Formerly steam paddle SYLVAN STREAM.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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Reason: fire
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
William R. McNeil
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Empire State (Steamboat), U22795, fire, 19 Oct 1903