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Langham (Propeller), U145481, burnt, 23 Oct 1910

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      Sinks In Thirty Feet Of Water And With Cargo Will Be Total Loss - Crew Saved.
      Calumet, Mich., Nov. 7. - The wooden steamer WASAGO, Capt. W. A. Glass, bound from Toronto to Fort William, Ont., with a cargo of farming machinery and supplies, was burned to the water's edge while lying in shelter from heavy northwest gales at Copper Harbor, 20 miles north of here yesterday. WASAGO sank in 30 feet of water and engines can be salvaged. The hull and cargo will be a total loss, amounting to $200,000. The crew of 15 men and one woman were taken off by the steamer WESTMOUNT of Montreal, which left this morning for Fort William. This is the third disaster on Keweenaw Point in three weeks, and the second steamer destroyed by fire in that time. The steamer MORELAND which was wrecked on Eagle River three weeks ago is a total loss and abandoned by underwriters. The steamer LANGHAM burned off Bete Gris and sank a week ago. As in the case of the LANGHAM, fire on the WASAGO started near bow and members of the crew barely escaped with their lives, saving nothing.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 7, 1910

LANGHAM Steam screw of 1810 gross Tons. Official U. S. Number 145481, built 1888. With ten persons on board vessel burned Oct. 23, 1910 off Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior. a total loss no lives lost.
      Loss of U. S. Vessels on the Great
      Lakes, Merchant Vessel List, 1911

Steam screw LANGHAM.* U.S. No. 145481. Of 1.810 tons gross; 1,451 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1888. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 281.1 x 41.4 x 20.0 and crew of 7. of 900 Indicated horse power.
      *Formerly steam screw TOM ADAMS.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1902

TOM ADAMS.* Built April 24, 1888 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 145481 1810 gt -1451 nt 281.1' x 41.4' x 20'
* Renamed (b) LANGHAM - US -1901
Burned October 23, 1910. at Bete Grise Bay, Lake Superior.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.40157 Longitude: -87.71178
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Langham (Propeller), U145481, burnt, 23 Oct 1910