3 Die in Boat Fire

Issue 8 and Volume 90.

3 Die in Boat Fire Three persons died and ninety were saved when a Chesapeake Bay liner burned to the waterline near Baltimore. Md. The “City of Baltimore” was sailing for Norfolk the night of July 29. It was about twenty miles south of Baltimore harbor when fire was discovered below. Members of the crew tried to fight it, but could get no water. The flames spread with great rapidity and within five minutes the entire threedeck superstructure of the boat was afire. Captain Brooks turned the boat into the wind to keep the fire away from passengers in the bow of the ship. Doctor Ogden, a Fire Department Surgeon saw the fire from bis summer home and telephoned Chief Travers in Baltimore. The Chief ordered two fireboats, engines 48 and 49, to proceed to the fire. They arrived within forty-five minutes. Other summer residents also observed the fire and…

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