Alert (Propeller), U105414, burnt, 1 Jun 1883
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At Marinette Wis., the tug ALERT owned by O.B. Green of Chicago, burned to the waters edge and sank at the mouth of the river. The ALERT was valued at $10,000. She caused $30,000 of lumber on the dock to be consumed.
June 23, 1883
Marinette, Wis., June 13. -- the tug ALERT owned by O.B. Green of Chicago, burned to the waters edge last night and sank at the mouth of the river. The flames communicated to the lumber on the dock, belonging to Sawyer, Goodman & C0., destroying 250,000 feet, valued at $30,000; no insurance. The ALERT was valued at $10,000; insured at Chicago; amount unknown.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, June, 1883
Flotsam and Jetsam. -- The tug ALERT, recently destroyed by fire at Menominee, is being rebuilt.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, July/August, 1883
Steam screw ALERT. U. S. No. 105414. Of 23.36 tons gross; 11.68 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1874. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 49.2 x 13.6 x 6.1.
Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1885
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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