Record Argus 7/11/1940
Blaze Threatens '"Outing^at Lake Fire of an undetermined origin last evening threatened the destruction of the "Outing," one of the largest vessels operating on Conneaut Lake, The blaze broke out during the run from Conneaut Lake borough to the park, but the vessel was promptly docked at nearby Midway where residents of the vicinity formed a bucket brigade and managed to extinguish extinguish the fire before Conneaut Lake firemen arrived. Some 10 passengers were aboard, all of whom escaped Injury, The steel-hulled "Outing" formerly was a steam vessel but the original power plant has been replaced with a gasoline gasoline engine, Its capacity is SO persons. persons. It Is owned by the Conneaut Lake Navigation, Company which had a 115,000 speedboat, tho "Hiss Conneaut," Conneaut," entirely destroyed by flr« just one week ago today.