Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dismantled Hull of Canisteo Burned
Globe (Toronto, ON), 26 Oct 1920
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Dismantled Hull of Canisteo Burned

Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 25.--(Special.) -- The dismantled hull of the former sand and gravel-carrying steamer Canister was towed out into the lake early to-day, set on fire and allowed to sink in deep water out of the way of navigation. The burning of the boat gave rise to rumours that a steamer was being destroyed by fire and lives were in danger. The coastguard crew responded to an alarm. The Canister was owned by United Fuel & Supply Co., Detroit. The owners though it best to burn the boat, which has not been in use for some time, instead of placing the abandoned hull in one of the many marine graveyards along the river.

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26 Oct 1920
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1045145277554 Longitude: -82.3997688671875
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Dismantled Hull of Canisteo Burned