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R. G. Peters (Propeller), U110424, burnt, 2 Dec 1882


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The steam barge R.G. PETERS was burned on Saturday morning at 2 o'clock, 20 miles off Milwaukee and the entire crew lost.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, December 4, 1882
     
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      A VESSEL'S ENTIRE CREW SUPPOSED TO BE LOST.
      THE BURNED STEAMER.
      Detroit, Mich., Dec. 5. -- A Manistee Despatch says: -- Further information received here of the burning of the R.G. PETERS shows that it must have happened about twenty-five miles off racine, at 3 a. m. Saturday. The city is wind with excitement about it, as all are believed to have been lost, and the crew are nearly all of this city. The additional names of the crew are: - Steward, Henry Ruse; watchman, Henry Henryson; deck-hands, Sivert Hansom, Hans T.L. Arsen, Adolphe Christian, and Jno. Swansen. No tidings have been received of any of the crew being saved. The PETERS was built at Milwaukee in 1880 for Jno. Canfield, of Manistee. She was of 386 tons burden. She was bought by Louis Sands of this place in 1881 fo $44,000, and was insured for $20.000, but the policies expired November 30. She was bound for this port to lay up when the fire occurred.
      J.. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, No. 2, December 1882
     
     


The body of Captain John Larsen, who was first mate of the Steambarge R.G. PETERS, which burned and sunk with all hands off this port in the forepart of last December, was discovered Tuesday off Kewaunee. Milwaukee Report (part)
      Marine Record
      June 9, 1883


     
      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
Dec. 1. -- Steam-barge R.G. PETERS, by fire in Lake Michigan. All on board, thirteen in number, lost.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882
     


      Steam screw R.G. PETERS. U. S. No. 110424. Of 380 gross tons. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1880. Burned between St. Joseph and Manitowoc, December 2, 1882. 175.4 x 31.0 x 10.5.
      Herman Runge List
     
     



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Reason: burnt
Lives: all
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1882
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10166
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 43.0389 Longitude: -87.90647
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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R. G. Peters (Propeller), U110424, burnt, 2 Dec 1882