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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 ...

  • The Independent (Sturgeon Bay, WI), 5 Nov 1886
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    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 ...

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    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 ...

  • Crew Escape burning ship
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Grain Elevators
    TextNewspaper  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 ...

    TextNewspaper  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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Heavy Fire
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Steamer Fedora Burned
    NewspaperText  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 ...

    NewspaperText  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 ...

  • Ogdensburg Advance (Ogdensburg, NY), 29 Nov 1877
    TextNewspaper       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 ...
    TextNewspaper     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 ...
  • Ogdensburg Advance (Ogdensburg, NY), 29 Nov 1877
    TextNewspaper       The steamer Enterprise which was burned last week at Massena was insured for $3,000....
    TextNewspaper     The steamer Enterprise which was burned last week at Massena was insured for $3,000....
  • 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 ...

  • Burning Steamer Beached
    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897     Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins

    Chicago, Dec. 6. -- After a race with fire the propeller, George W. Morley, was run aground of the foot of Davis Street, Evanston, early last night. The crew of fourteen escaped to the shore in their boat ...

    NewspaperText  Milwaukee Journal, 6 Dec 1897   Burning Steamer Beached The Morley has a race with fire and wins

    Chicago, Dec. 6. -- After a race with fire the propeller, George W. Morley, was run aground of ...

  • Steamer Louisiana Goes on Rock, Burns
    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 9 Nov 1913, p. 8     Steamer Louisiana Goes on Rock, Burns F. M. Osborne Line Boat Is Total Loss Near Port Washington Crew Saved. _______

    CLEVELAND, Nov. 8-- The steamer Louisiana, owned by F. M. Osborne of Cleveland, went on the rocks near Port Washington, in Lake Michigan, early ...

    NewspaperText  Duluth News Tribune (Duluth, MN), 9 Nov 1913, p. 8   Steamer Louisiana Goes on Rock, Burns F. M. Osborne Line Boat Is Total Loss Near Port Washington Crew Saved. _______

    CLEVELAND, Nov. 8-- The steamer Louisiana, owned by F. M. ...

  • Cleveland Ship Burns on Beach
    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 9 Nov 1913, 3B     Cleveland Ship Burns on Beach _______ Louisiana, Afire, is Driven and Breaks in Two on Shore of Lake Michigan _______ Gale and Fire Damage Two Coal Docks at Head of Lake Superior _______

    The steamer Louisiana, owned by J. R. Davock & Co., of this city, ...

    NewspaperText  Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), 9 Nov 1913, 3B   Cleveland Ship Burns on Beach _______ Louisiana, Afire, is Driven and Breaks in Two on Shore of Lake Michigan _______ Gale and Fire Damage Two Coal Docks at Head of ...
  • 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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