The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Watertown (Steamboat), C92654, fire, 10 Sep 1865
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STEAMER BURNED. -- The steamer WATERTOWN was burnt on Thursday morning last, at Cape Vincent. She is a total loss excepting her engines and boilers. The fire took place about 3 o'clock A. M. from a candle that the cook had left burning in the kitchen, and made such headway that it was impossible to save her. So we learn from captain L. Weber.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 12, 1865
STEAMER WATERTOWN. -- The wreck of the steamer WATERTOWN has been drawn out on the Marine Railway, where it will be built up, the intentions being to launch the new steamer this fall, and put her on the route between this city and cape Vincent. - Kingston News
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 29, 1865
Paddle wheel steamer WATERTOWN. Built Kingston 1864. of 267 tons. 132 x 24 x 7 Renamed UNION in 1888 with Official Canada No. 92654. DISPOSITION:-- Sunk Fort Erie, 1902
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Steamers
      ( Inland and Coastal,) 1809 to 1930
      Steam paddle WATERTOWN.* Official Canada No. 92654. Of 280 gross tons. Built at Kingston, Ont., 1866 by George Thurston. 132.0 x 23.6 x 6.8.
      * Renamed UNION - Canada - 1898 [ferry]
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.12783 Longitude: -76.333
William R. McNeil
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Watertown (Steamboat), C92654, fire, 10 Sep 1865