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Sparta (Propeller), U115242, fire, 28 Aug 1904


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Fire was discovered around the engine-room of the steamer SPARTA, while she was lying at the Ohio Central coal dock at Toledo last night. Owing to the inability of fire engines to reach the boat quickly, the fire gained great headway, and it took two hours to control it. The blaze was confined to the boat's stern, which was burned almost to the water's edge. The loss is estimated at $20,000. The boat is owned by Meyer & Mills of Port Huron.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 29, 1904


Steam screw SPARTA. U. S. No 115242. Of 107.19 tons gross; 741.33 tons net. Built Cleveland, O., 1874. Home port, Cleveland, O. Of 766 nominal horsepower. 202.0 x 34.0 x 18.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1904
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24553
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Sparta (Propeller), U115242, fire, 28 Aug 1904