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Melborne (Propeller), C94715, sunk, 12 Oct 1905

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      Propeller MELBOURNE and barge ROBY Destroyed by Flames.
Trenton, Ont. Sept. 20. -- The propeller MELBOURNE, from Hamilton to Montreal, with a general cargo, was burned to the water's edge last night while lying at the canal dock, about three miles from here, waiting for daylight before proceeding down the north channel. The fire started forward, but the origin is unknown. Several of the crew had narrow escapes. Cargo and boat are said to be covered by insurance. The loss is unknown.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 20, 1905

Cleveland, Oct. 12. -- The hull and contents of the steamer MELBOURNE, owned before she sank by the Merchant's Line of Montreal, has been sold by the Cleveland Underwriters to B.W. Folger of Toronto for the sum of $1,000. The steamer went down in the canal near Trenton about three weeks ago. Her condition is such that her hull will not be worth anything to the purchaser, but it is expected that he will be able to realize about $500 on the machinery, to say nothing of the furniture and freight. The Donnelly Wrecking Co., has been engaged to raise the vessel.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 12, 1905
      Steam screw MELBOURNE. Official Canada No. 94715. Of 894 tons gross; 540 tons reg. Built Montreal, Que., 1893. Home port, Port Stanley, Ont. 179.6 x 26.0 x 11.3 Owned by The Melbourne Steam Ship Co., of Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1902

Kingston, Oct. 30. - The hulk of the steamer MELBOURNE, burned and sunk at Trenton, has been raised by the Donnelly Wrecking Company and towed here. The machinery and boilers are in good condition.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 30, 1905
NOTE:-- Rebuilt as JOHN R.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.09917 Longitude: -77.57755
William R. McNeil
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Melborne (Propeller), C94715, sunk, 12 Oct 1905