Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Chippewa (Steamboat), burnt, 5 Jul 1827
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The steamboat CHIPPAWA, which plies between this place and Chippawa, caught
fire on Thursday, when at Yales, (2 miles above the Falls of Niagara,) the blaz
burst out of the forecastle with such fury as to compel the Captain to cut a hole in her deck, to put out the fire. By the great exertions of the Master and crew, the fire was got under, although the wind blowing fresh at the time, with comparatively little damage, notwithstanding the threatening aspect it bore when first discovered. The boat will continue her usual trips.
      Colonial Advocate
      Thursday, July 12, 1827

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Damage slight
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.06682 Longitude: -79.04957
William R. McNeil
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Chippewa (Steamboat), burnt, 5 Jul 1827