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New York (Propeller), U130157, burnt, 2 Oct 1910

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NEW YORK Steam screw of 1345 gross tons, built 1879. Official U. S. Number 130157. Propeller burned at Thunder Bay, Mich. Oct. 1, 1910, fourteen persons on board no lives lost, however vessel considered a total loss.
      Loss of U. S. Vessels on the Great
      Lakes, Merchant Vessel List, 1911

      freighter foundered.
      Detroit, Oct. 3. - The package freighter NEW YORK, operated by the New York Stemship Company of Detroit, foundered early yesterday, 15 miles south of Thunder Bay light in Lake Huron. Her crew, under the command of Capt. M. H. Humphrey of this city, reached here last night aboard the steamer MATAAFA, having been picked up by the latter near the scene of the foundering. The loss on the boat and cargo is estimated at $75,000 or more.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 3, 1910

      The steamer NEW YORK, which foundered in Lake Huron Sunday morning, was not insured. The steamer MATAAFA, Capt. H. J. Regan, and the barge ALEXANDER HALLEY, which picked up all the members of the crew of the lost steamer, arrived at Lorain Monday.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 5, 1910

NEW YORK Built 1879 Package Freight Prop. -Wood
U. S. No. 130157 1921 gt -1751 nt 268.9' x 36.9' x 16.2'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1908.
Burned and sank October 1, 1910, at South Point, near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes marine research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $75,000
Cargo: inc.
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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New York (Propeller), U130157, burnt, 2 Oct 1910