Northern Eagle (clipper Ship)
The American clipper ship Northern Eagle, a Newburyport vessel of 664 tons register, in command of Capt. Thomas McKinney, came into Esquimalt from San Francisco, September 21st, with about twenty tons of miscellaneous freight for Victoria, intending to discharge the next day and go to one of the Sound ports for lumber. That night she caught fire, was burned to the water's edge, nothing being saved from the wreck. It was surmised that the crew had a hand in the application of the torch, but it was not proved, and they returned to San Francisco on one of the ocean steamships. E. W. Wright, The Oregon Steam Navigation Company, Growth of British Columbia Marine Industries, Lewis & Dryden's Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. New York: Antiquarian Press, Ltd., 1961, p.90
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