Riverboat "Acme" Damaged by Fire in 1911

(07/10/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 3/28/1911.

The Steamer Acme came near burning up one night recently.  The fire started from the stove pipe, and it was discovered in time to save the boat from total destruction by Earl Gates, who was sleeping on the boat.  The pilot house was totally burned, and the damage was considerable.