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  • Disastrous Conflagration!
    NewspaperText       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, ...

    NewspaperText     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 ...

  • Ogdensburg Journal (Ogdensburg, NY), 15 Dec 1883
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    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 ...

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    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, ...

  • Ogdensburg Advance and St. Lawrence Weekly Democrat (Ogdensburg, NY), 6 Dec 1883
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • Fire-- Narrow Escape of the Propeller Prairie State
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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, ...

  • Burning of the G. P. Griffith
    TextNewspapercomment  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 ...

    TextNewspapercomment  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 ...

  • The Marine Railway Fire
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Sunday Scorching: Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)
    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933     Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)

    Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday Port Credit was swept by its first great fire.

    Seventy-eight years is a long time, and yet Abram Block, J. P., present day pillar in the Port Credit community, ...

    NewspaperText  Snider, C. H. J., Toronto Telegram (Toronto, ON), 15 Apr 1933   Sunday Scorching Schooner Days LXXXIII (83)

    Seventy-eight years ago this Easter Sunday Port Credit was swept by its first great fire.

    Seventy-eight years is a long time, and yet Abram ...

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