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  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
        "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
      "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
        "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
      "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of ...
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
        "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
      "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
        "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
      "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the ...
  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
        "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
      "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Salvage Monarch, Helen M. McAllister with Royal Clipper
        Photograph of the tugs SALVAGE MONARCH and HELEN M. McALLISTER at Port Weller while towing the burned remains of the ROYAL CLIPPER to Port Maitland.
      Photograph of the tugs SALVAGE MONARCH and HELEN M. McALLISTER at Port ...
  • Disastrous Conflagration!
        Disastrous Conflagration! Destruction of the 'Union Elevator with some 40,000 Bushels of Wheat - Loss of $127,000 At about half past ten o'clock last night, fire was discovered in the second story of the "Union Elevator" east end of the iron bridge, ...
      Disastrous Conflagration! Destruction of the 'Union Elevator with some 40,000 Bushels of ...
  • The Independent (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 5 Nov 1886
        Local Happenings At about 1 o'clock this morning Leathem & Smith's mill was discovered to be on fire. The shrill tooting of the steamer Welcome's whistle aroused our citizens and the fire department was soon making its way to the fire, but before they reached the foot of the ...
      Local Happenings At about 1 o'clock this morning Leathem & Smith's mill ...
  • Crew Escape burning ship
    Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 4 Dec 1922     Crew Escape burning ship Ogemaw is destroyed in St. Clair River While the small wooden steamer Ogemaw was in its way up the St. Clair River, just a short distance from Tashmoo park Detroit, summer resort, shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday Morning, fire broke out near the engine ...
    Border Cities Star (Windsor, ON), 4 Dec 1922   Crew Escape burning ship Ogemaw is destroyed in St. Clair River While ...
  • Grain Elevators
    Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Jul 1853     Grain Elevators In view of he decreased facilities by the destruction in the late fire, of the Elevators owned by J.L. Hall & Co. and Messrs. Ames & Brother, we take pleasure in notifying those interested that our townsman, Mr. W. Lewis has supplied himself with a floating ...
    Oswego Daily Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 7 Jul 1853   Grain Elevators In view of he decreased facilities by the destruction in ...
  • Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 15 Dec 1883
        An effort is being made here to organize a company to purchase the marine railway property, and put it in thorough repairs. This is a step in the right direction, and we hope will succeed. In the increasing commercial interests here, a good substantial marine railway is a necessity at ...
      An effort is being made here to organize a company to purchase ...
  • Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), 6 Dec 1883
        The stone building at the Marine railway used as a blacksmith shop, engine and boiler room was burned about three o'clock on Saturday morning. The alarm was sounded from the box at the Oswegatchie House. The telegraph did not work, however, and the policeman was obliged to send work to ...
      The stone building at the Marine railway used as a blacksmith shop, ...
  • Fire-- Narrow Escape of the Propeller Prairie State
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1865     Fire-- Narrow Escape of the Propeller Prairie State. This morning at about nine o'clock, as the propeller Prairie State, Capt. Knapp of the Northern Transportation Company, bound for the West, was just springing from her dock in this city, the steerage passenger cabin was discovered to ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 21 Jun 1865   Fire-- Narrow Escape of the Propeller Prairie State. This morning at about ...
  • Heavy Fire
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1858     Heavy Fire. - About half last one o'clock this mornings fire broke out in the cupola of the Empire Elevator, owned by F.,T. Carrington and P. Rathbun, and although every exertion was made by our efficient fire brigade, with the assistance of the hydrants from the adjoining mills, within two ...
    Oswego Commercial Times (Oswego, NY), 13 Aug 1858   Heavy Fire. - About half last one o'clock this mornings fire broke ...
  • Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room
        Attached: "Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room-- Toronto, Ontario ...Only the table supports remain in this charred wreckage that was the dining room of the luxury liner NORONIC after the holocaust which claimed 250 lives early today. The death toll rose with shocking rapidity as salvage workers clawed through ...
      Attached: "Charred Wreckage of Noronic Dining Room-- Toronto, Ontario ...Only the table ...
  • Burning of the G. P. Griffith
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65     Burning of the G. P. Griffith. The fine steamer G. P. Griffith took fire on Lake Erie, about twenty miles below Cleveland, and was burnt to the water's edge, on June 17, 1850. The passengers were all in their berths when the alarm of fire was given, about three o'clock ...
    Lloyd, James T., Lloyd's Steamboat Directory and Disasters on the Western Waters... (1856), 17 Jun 1850, 261-65   Burning of the G. P. Griffith. The fine steamer G. P. Griffith ...
  • Steamer Fedora Burned
    Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 28 Sep 1901     Steamer Fedora Burned. The wooden steamer Fedora, bound light from Duluth to Ashland to load iron ore, caught fire on Lake Superior off Bass isl­and [sic: Basswood Island] Friday night last, and became a total loss. The fire, originated in the engine room from an exploding ...
    Sturgeon Bay Advocate (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 28 Sep 1901   Steamer Fedora Burned. The wooden steamer Fedora, bound light from Duluth to ...
  • Ogdensburg Advance (Ogdensburg, NY), 29 Nov 1877
        The burning of the steamer Enterprise at Dodges Landing on the night of the 20th, came very near causing the loss of life, as well as property. The facts as we have learned them were that the boat came that day from Ogdensburg, arriving about three o'clock. She was unloaded ...
      The burning of the steamer Enterprise at Dodges Landing on the night ...
  • Ogdensburg Advance (Ogdensburg, NY), 29 Nov 1877
        The steamer Enterprise which was burned last week at Massena was insured for $3,000...
      The steamer Enterprise which was burned last week at Massena was insured ...
  • The Marine Railway Fire
    Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 3 Dec 1883     The Marine Railway Fire The fire at the blacksmith shop of the Marine railway, Saturday morning, was confined by the efforts of the firemen to the stone building which was used as a blacksmith shop and engine and boiler rooms, and thus the saw mill was saved. The ...
    Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 3 Dec 1883   The Marine Railway Fire The fire at the blacksmith shop of the ...
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