Green Bay, WI steamboat fire, Nov 1901

LAKE VESSEL BURNED.

Steamboat Elfinmere Destroyed When About to Sail for Green Bay, Wis.

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 16. - Just as she was about to sail to-day the steamboat Elfinmere was burned to the water's edge, the fire having started from an explosion of a lamp in the engine room. After an ineffectual attempt to extinguish the flames the crew abandoned the boat, which was finally beached in the harbor. Engineer Dibble was seriously burned.

The Elfinmere was owned by Chesley Wheeler of Bay City, Mich., and was worth $37,500. It is said that she was fully insured.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Nov 1901