Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jeanie (Steamboat), U76796, shipyard fire, 4 Dec 1891
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JEANIE Built 1889 Sidewheel Passenger - Wood
U. S. No. 76796 193 gt - 147 nt 116.6' x 38' x 6.2'
Burned in winter quarters, Craig's Shipyard, Toledo, Ohio, December 11, 1891
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

Steam paddle JEANIE. U. S. No. 76796. Of 193.83 tons gross; 147.79 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., 1889. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.7 x 27.5 x 6.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 191

Friday night at 12 o'clock the sidewheel passenger steamer JEANIE, owned by John Craig and Sons, caught fire at their shipyard in Toledo, and it was burned to the water's edge. The origin of the fire is unknown and she was valued at $25,000 and insured for $10,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, December 5, 1891

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Reason: shipyard fire
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.66394 Longitude: -83.55521
William R. McNeil
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Jeanie (Steamboat), U76796, shipyard fire, 4 Dec 1891