The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues., May 18, 1880


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AROUND THE LAKES
BURNING OF THE RUBY

Chicago, May 17. - The excursion steamer Ruby, owned in Detroit, was burned to the water's edge at 2 o'clock this morning, while lying at the north pier. The flames made a beautiful sight viewed from the city, but did not last over half an hour. The captain and watchman, who were sleeping on board, had a narrow escape, the latter jumping into the water and being rescued by the schooner Newsboy, which also came near burning. The Ruby was valued at $12,000, and the pier was damaged to the extent of $500.

[The Ruby was of 134 tons register, built at Trenton in 1875 by A. A. Turner, and was owned by the L. E. & I. steamboat company. She was valued at $9,500 and rated as B-1 by the Inland Lloyd's. - Ed. Post and Tribune]


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Date of Original:
Tues., May 18, 1880
Local identifier:
GLN.5823
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Dave Swayze
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Detroit Post and Tribune (Detroit, MI), Tues., May 18, 1880