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H. N. Todman (Schooner), C80951, fire, 5 Nov 1897

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Elevator at Goderich, Ont. Burns Out and Two Fish Tugs Were Sunk
Goderich, Ont., Nov. 6. -- The Grand Trunk elevator, containing a large quantity of grain, was completely destroyed by fire. The fire spread to Dyments & Rutson's lumber yards adjoining and from thence along the whole water front.
      Two of the fleet of eight tugs belonging to the Buffalo Fish Company lying in the harbor were so badly damaged by the floating burning logs that they sank. The others, one at a time in great danger, got out safely.
      The schooner TODMAN was also partially burned. The wind changed at the critical moment or else the whole of the shipping would have been destroyed. As it is the loss will be very heavy.
      Schooner TODMAN, Capt. Lawson, Goderich. damaged to the extent of $300.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, November 6, 1897

Schooner H.N. TODMAN. Official Canada No. 80951. Of 110 reg. tons. Built Wellington, Ont., 1867. Home port, Picton, Ont. 92.2 x 22.6 x 8.3. Owned by Donald McLeod, of Goderich, 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: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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H. N. Todman (Schooner), C80951, fire, 5 Nov 1897