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Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, fire, 5 Sep 1904

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The steamer ABERCORN was burned yesterday while lying at the dock at Goderich, Ont., unloading a cargo of coal. The fire was caused by the explosion of a signal lamp. The boat was insured for $4,000 and was owned by Capt. Willoughby and Capt. Baxter. The boat was an old timer.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 6, 1904


Steam screw ABERCORN. U. S. No. 105361. Of 260.79 tons gross; 190.83 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1884 ? Home port, Marine City, Mich. 126.1 x 26.1 x 11.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

NOTE:- The Merchant Vessel List for 1884 and 1885 are in error as to the date of build for ABERCORN, which was 1874 and not 1884.

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.75008 Longitude: -81.71648
William R. McNeil
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Abercorn (Propeller), U105361, fire, 5 Sep 1904