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Antelope (Propeller), U571, burnt, 17 Nov 1867

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Propeller ANTELOPE, burned at Buffalo; total loss.
      Marine Disasters 1867, Lake Erie
      Toledo Blade December 21, 1867

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      The prop. ANTELOPE, burned on Sunday at this port, is a vessel of 627 tons burden, being built at Newport in 1861 by J. L. Wolverton. She classed A 2 was valued at $50,000, insured for $44,000, and was sold last year by E. B. Ward, of Detroit, to Eathrop & Co., of Racine. The cargo is all damaged. The flour on top of the wheat was still burning yesterday, and the water was being poured on to put out the fire. Some of the wheat may be in a condition to kiln dry, but the probability is the most of it will be worthless except for feeding.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1867 3-4

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      A PROPELLER BURNT -- LOSS, $150,000
      Buffalo, Nov. 17. The propeller ANTELOPE, with a cargo of seventeen thousand bushels of wheat and six hundred barrels of flour, caught fire at noon today in front of Reed's elevator, and burned to the waters edge. The vessel was owned by Lathrop & Co., of Racine, valued at $50,000 and insured for $44,000. Her cargo was valued at $100,000 and insured for $50,000. The vessel arrived this morning and has discharged a portion of her cargo. The fire was supposed to have originated near the boiler. The shipping and elevator in the vicinity of the burning vessel were at one time in great danger.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Monday, November 18, 1867

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      Buffalo, Nov.18.
      The propeller ANTELOPE, burned here yesterday, was owned by E. B. Ward, of Detroit. Her value was $60,000. She had 17,000 bushels of wheat and 600 bbls of flour, and a quantity of other freight. Loss of the vessel and cargo, about $100,000. The vessel was insured for $44,000 and her cargo about $40,000. - Buffalo dispatch.
      Erie Daily Dispatch
      Tuesday, November 19, 1867

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THE ANTELOPE. -- We learn that the hull of the propeller ANTELOPE, which was burned at Buffalo, during the past winter, has been towed to Detroit by the tug WINSLOW.
      Chicago Tribune
      Thursday, August 27, 1868
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      THE ANTELOPE. -- The burnt hull of the propeller ANTELOPE, which was towed to Detroit a few days ago, was purchased by Ballentyne and Crawford. It is designed to rebuild her as good as new.
      Chicago Tribune
      Saturday, August 29, 1868
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      The propeller ANTELOPE, partially burned in Buffalo Creek last summer, is to be rebuilt during the coming winter at Clark's drydock in Detroit. She is to be a steam lumber barge.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 16, 1868 3-5

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The propeller ANTELOPE is being rebuilt at Clark's drydock, Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 8, 1868 3-4

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Steamer ANTELOPE. U. S. No. 571. Of 915.19 tons and 600 horse power. Home port, Detroit, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869
Steam screw ANTELOPE. U. S. No. 571. Of 600 tons. Built Newport, Mich., 1861 by J.L. Wolverton, 201.6 x 31.7 x 12.0 Burned at Buffalo Nov. 1867 rebuilt as steam barge at Detroit 1868. -- Foundered Lake Superior, 1897.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: burnt
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Freight: wheat, flour
Remarks: Repaired
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    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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Antelope (Propeller), U571, burnt, 17 Nov 1867