Grenadier Island, ON Propeller WISCONSIN Burns, May 1867
PROPELLER WISCONSIN BURNED.
Watertown, N.Y., May 22. -- The propeller Wisconsin was burned last night three miles from Cape Vincent.
Twenty lives were lost including the first and second engineers.
The boat belongs to the Northern Transportation Company and will probably be a total loss. She was insured for $15,000, three-fourths her value.
Cape Vincent, N.Y., May 22. -- The following particulars of the loss of the steamer Wisconsin is as near correct as can be obtained amid the confusion which prevails. The propeller Wisconsin left her dock about 11 o'clock last night. When at the head of Grenadier Island, about two miles from the shore, she was discovered to be on fire by the captain of the watch, and he gave orders that the boats should be got ready for the shore, and made preparations for the safety of the passengers. The propeller lies about six rods from the shore and is a total loss. She had about seventy passengers on board, but it cannot be exactly ascertained how many were lost. Seven bodies were found by the people of this place, and they are doing everything for the comfort of the recovered passengers.
The following is a list of the lost and saved, as nearly as can be ascertained:
GEO. ASHFORTH, Lawrence, Mass.
J. COOK, West Meath, Canada.
ALVIN JAINER, Forrestville, Mich.
JAMES DEAN, Lawrence, Mass.
C. W. JOINER, Royalville, Vt.
JOHN CHISHOLM, wife, son and two daughters.
JOHN CASSADER and wife, Centreville.
IRA CREEL, Pottsdam, N.Y.
D. C. FORREST, Carthage.
SAMUEL DEALTIE, Kingston.
JOHN DAHLINBAUGH, Smith's Falls, C.W.
M. J. BOOK.
MARY McCLEHENS, cabin maid.
JAS. MAYALL, Mediea.
P. H. PERRY, Roesell, C. E.
J. D. WHEELER.
A. WILDEN SAULSBURY and two children, of Alexandria.
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