The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), September 26, 1827


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Fire - On the morning of the 15th inst., we were aroused from our slumbers with the cry that there was a vessel on fire in the river; it turned out to be the Frontenack, which was drifting down the river on fire. Fortunately she was met near the bar by the steam-boat Niagara, Capt. Mosier, who took her in tow, on fire as she was, and brought her back to her mooring, when the fire was extinguished without much loss being sustained. The boilers were still on board, and ballast, so that had she been burnt to the water's edge, or got into the rough lake she would have sank. The loss would have been considerable. There is no doubt but some evil minded person had set her on fire, as none had been on board for some time, and the chain cable that had been made fast to the anchor on shore, was made lose. - Gleaner


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Newspaper
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Date of Original:
September 26, 1827
Local identifier:
GLN.19455
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Peter Warwick
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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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Farmer's Journal & Welland Canal Intelligencer (St. Catharines, ON), September 26, 1827