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A destructive fire in a Jersey City shipyard threatens naval construction there

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05/23/1863
On the Jersey City waterfront, an evening fire destroyed a large portion of a dry-dock and some adjoining workshops in a ship-building yard.  The yard was engaged in building three warships for the Government - the monitors Tecumseh, Mahopac, and Manahata - but the fire was contained before it reached them.  The yard had been busy preparing for an imminent official visit from the Vice-President and the Secretary of the Navy. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Fire in Jersey City," New York Times, May 24, 1863, p. 8.  

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