A massive afternoon fire in the port of New York destroys around thirty vessels

In the early afternoon on New York City's North River, a fire broke out on the barge Cora Campbell loaded with hay. A strong wind was blowing and quickly many other vessels nearby, many of them also loaded, were burning. Eventually, as many as thirty vessels, with an estimated value of  $300,000, were destroyed or badly damaged along with four piers.  No serious injuries were reported, however.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Destructive Conflagration," New York Times, December 10, 1863, p. 10. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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