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SHIPPING FIRE AT NEWPORT.

Issue 13 and Volume 39.

SHIPPING FIRE AT NEWPORT. On March 27 at Newport, R. I, the Fall River line’s large sidewheel steamer Plymouth was burned to the water’s edge, the freight steamer City of Lowell was damaged (each was lying at the south dock), a long piershed, hoisting shears, paint shop and old railroad station were destroyed, and the paint was scorched off three other steamers, the Puritan, the Pricilla and the Naugatuck, by an early morning fire which burned for nearly three hours, and at one time threatened to destroy the entire repairing plant of the owners of the line, the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad company. The loss is estimated at $1,000,000. Late in the afternoon flames burst forth afresh from the hull of the Plymouth, and the boat was towed to a point between two (tiers, from which the employes of the line directed two streams of water. The…

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