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Alfred P. Wright (Propeller), U106539, burnt, 16 Nov 1915

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WRIGHT, A.P. Steamer, burnt to the waters edge at Portage Entry, Lake Superior, November 16, 1915. A total loss. Loss of vessel estimated at $25,000, and of cargo of wheat $120,000. Fire started in coal bunkers; engine and boiler salvaged by Whitney Bros.,of Duluth; hulk taken out on Lake Superior and sunk.
      The Marine Review, February 1916


WRIGHT, ALFRED P. Steam Screw of 2,207 Gross Tons. Official U. S. No. 106539. Built 1888. On November 16, 1915 vessel burned at Portage Entry, Mich., and became a total loss. Of 22 persons on board, no lives were lost.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported during
      1916. Merchant Vessel List of U. S. 1916

Steam screw ALFRED P. WRIGHT. U. S. No. 106539. Of 2,207 tons gross; 1,899 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1888. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 286.0 x 41.5 x 22.3 Freight service. Crew of 17. Of 800 indicated horsepower.
      merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $25,000
Cargo: $120,000
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.98215 Longitude: -88.44068
William R. McNeil
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Alfred P. Wright (Propeller), U106539, burnt, 16 Nov 1915