Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ivanhoe (Steamboat), U100042, fire, 28 Sep 1899
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The excursion stmrs IVANHOE and J. GORDON, lying in the basin off the lake front at Chicago were burned last night, they were owned by Ben Newman and were both old timers in the lake excursion business. The loss is $20,000.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 29, 1899 7-5

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Eight years ago have elapsed since the steamer R. J. GORDON made this port her terminal; it is some time since she was here at all, but there may be many who might be interested to know of her present whereabouts. Together with the IVANHOE, also an old Detroit passenger steamer, she burned at Chicago last fall. Her owner and master is Joseph Smith, and he rebuilt her himself, finishing the job a short time ago, and is about to put her into the fruit trade from South Haven to Chicago.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 17, 1900
Steam Paddle IVANHOE. U. S. No. 100042. Of 277.84 tons gross; 200.94 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Houghton, Mich. Of 213 horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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Reason: fire
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Ivanhoe (Steamboat), U100042, fire, 28 Sep 1899