The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Times (Orillia, ON), July 21, 1881


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A Steamer Burned

THE CITY OF WINNIPEG A TOTAL LOSS
FOUR OF THE CREW LOST

DULUTH MINN., July 19 - At About three o'clock this morning the second engineer of the propeller City of Winnipeg of the Collingwood Line discovered flames issuing from the fire hold. He at once gave the alarm and applied the fire apparatus but in a incredibility brief time the entire vessel was enveloped in a sheet of flame. The boat had just arrived and was moored at the Northern Pacific dock. The Duluth Fire Department promptly responded o the alarm but the fire had gained such headway that their efforts to save the boat were unavailing. Purser Crawford at once awoke the passengers and assisted them to the warehouse many of the escaped by climbing down he sides of the rigging four of the crew are lost, and one fireman, one porter, and two waiters. The vessel was fully insured.


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Date of Original:
July 21, 1881
Local identifier:
GLN.19953
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Bill Hester
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Times (Orillia, ON), July 21, 1881