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American ship burns at Liverpool hours before leaving for New York

Fire and Earthquake Disasters, iconic image
01/31/1860
The 1374 ton American ship Endymion caught fire at Liverpool in northern England at four in the morning just before sailing for New York with thirty crew, twenty-five passengers, and a valuable cargo.  Ships in the busy harbor quickly surrounded the vessel and took off her passengers but despite the efforts of the crew in beaching her, the ship was almost totally destroyed.  The estimated loss was $30,000 but no-one died.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 13.

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