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  • 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 ...

  • Destruction of the Steamer OCEAN WAVE on Lake Ontario
    Image       "Destruction of the Steamer OCEAN WAVE on Lake Ontario -- Description on Page 330"
    Image     "Destruction of the Steamer OCEAN WAVE on Lake Ontario -- Description on Page 330"
  • 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 ...

  • Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay
    Image       "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
    Image     "Propeller Republic towing the wreck into Pigeon Bay"
  • Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap
    Image       "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
    Image     "Pushing the women overboard who were too much terrified to make the leap"
  • McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers
    Image       "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
    Image     "McDonagh jumping into the water with the life-preservers"
  • The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel
    Image       "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
    Image     "The rescue of two ladies and a gentleman from the wreck of the wheel"
  • Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana
    Image       "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
    Image     "Burning of the Lake Erie Steamer Northern Indiana"
  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chicago - Ruins
    Image       "Chicago -- Ruins" "No. 42 -- On North Branch" "Andrew & Carson, Hillsdale, Mich." Reverse: "From E. H. Chamerlain's Stereoscopic Emporium, 211 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. Where may always be found a full assortment of Stereoscopes and American and Foreign Views. We Publish the best set of Local Views in ...
    Image     "Chicago -- Ruins" "No. 42 -- On North Branch" "Andrew & Carson, Hillsdale, Mich." Reverse: "From E. H. Chamerlain's Stereoscopic Emporium, 211 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. Where may always be ...
  • Central Elevator A
    Image       Handwritten: "Central Elevator A" "Copelin & Hine, Photographers, Chicago, Ill." "Stereoscopic Views of Chicago before and after the fire"
    Image     Handwritten: "Central Elevator A" "Copelin & Hine, Photographers, Chicago, Ill." "Stereoscopic Views of Chicago before and after the fire"
  • 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....
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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