The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1919

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Ogdensburg, N.Y., Sept. 5th - The wooden steamer Toltec of Buffalo, en route Montreal to Buffalo in ballast, caught fire yesterday while proceeding up the St. Lawrence River and was beached near Prescott, Ont., where she was completely destroyed.

The crew was brought here after having been rescued by the Canadian Government steamer Alert. Captain Hefferman, who commanded the vessel, said the fire started in the engine room and spread so rapidly that nothing could be done to check it. The Toltec, a 191 foot vessel of 622 tons net, was owned by O'Hagen Company of Detroit.

also in Montreal Gazette, Sept. 5, 1919 p.1 - virtually the same except it ends with "An earlier report gave the name of the vessel as the Arizona."

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    Latitude: 44.22976 Longitude: -76.48098
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Daily Standard (Kingston, ON), 5 Sep 1919