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Lowell (Propeller), U14655, fire, 12 Nov 1893

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Fire completely destroyed the steambarge LOWELL soon after touching the dock at St. Clair Friday night. No lives were lost but the cook barely escaped in her night clothes. Loss, about $5,000, with no insurance.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 11, 1893
Port Huron, Nov. 11. -- The steam barge LOWELL burned at St. Clair last night. She was one of the old N. T. Co. steamer and wasm bult at Cleveland in 1865, she was of 255 tons rated B 1 and was valued at $10,000 and insured for $3,500.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      November 12, 1893
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      St. Clair, Mich., Nov. 13. - The steam-barge LOWELL was burned here last night. The crew was saved.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, November 13, 1893 p5, c.3

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      Steamer LOWELL burnt November 11, 1893 at St. Clair, of 400 gross tons capacity. Owned by Denny et al. Home port, Detroit.
      Total Losss of 1893
      Marine Review
      December 14, 1893
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Steam screw LOWELL. U. S. No. 14655. Of 344.36 tons gross; 254.77 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio in 1865. Home port, Sandusky, Ohio. 136.3 x 26.0 x 11.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $10,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.82087 Longitude: -82.48602
William R. McNeil
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Lowell (Propeller), U14655, fire, 12 Nov 1893