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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.
      Marine Record
      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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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9123
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.09998 Longitude: -87.63066
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Alert (Propeller), U105414, burnt, 1 Jun 1883