Duluth, MN Coal Docks Fire, Nov 1885


Coal Docks Ablaze

ST. PAUL, Minn., November 5.--A special from Duluth says the St. Paul and Pacific coal docks, situated at Cannon's point, three miles from here, across the bay, covering and area of five acres, and carrying a stock of 100,000 tons of coal, was discovered on fire last night, and is still burning, although tugs and fire engines, sent from this city, have been throwing streams of water on the fire for several hours. The dock property was built of made land, consisting of slabs and sawdust, and, as the fire is underneath the planks, it is hard to get at.

Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX 6 Nov 1885