GEORGE T. BURROUGHS

The steamer GEORGE T. BURROUGHS burned at the Great Chicago Fire and was rebuilt into a sand dredge. In 1905, the steamer C.F. BIELMAN did what the Great Chicago Fire could not do — Send the BURROUGHS to the bottom and make it stick. The BIELMAN ran the slow-moving BURROUGHS down from behind and then did not stop to help after the collision. A member of the BIELMAN crew could be heard shouting “Let ’em drown!” as the BIELMAN steamed away. The machinery was removed from the wreck of the BURROUGHS, and the hull was dynamited

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