Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Alida (Steamboat), burnt, 1 Dec 1867
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About 4:00 last Friday morning, the sidewheel steam tug ALIDA lying at the foot of Monroe St., Saginaw City, was discovered to be on fire, and although an alarm was given, for some unexplained cause the fire steamer did not turn out, and the tug was allowed to burn up. Her engine and boiler tumbled down, broke through her hull, and sunk to the bottom of the river. The fire was undoubtable the work of incendiary. The boat was insured for $2,000, and was partially owned by, and during the past season went under the control of John Barridge, who is absent from this city. The ALIDA was one of the pioneer crafts on the Saginaw River, having been built by Samuel Copeland, a partner of Wm. J. Hartow
in 1856, we believe, and was the first passenger boat, after the old FOX, the SBOW, (sic) being the first and a mate of the FOX on the river. The first two boats are among the things that were. - Saginaw Enterprise, 24th.
      Detroit Post
      December 25, 1867

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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Alida (Steamboat), burnt, 1 Dec 1867