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Waters W. Braman (Tug), burnt, 27 Jun 1867


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Yesterday morning between the hours of 2 and 3:00, the tug WATERS W. BRAMAN, was consumed by fire while in Lake Erie, some 7 miles this side of the "Dummy", in Pt. au Pelee Passage. At the time of the occurrence she had taken a position some distance from land , and was lying still, awaiting the approach of a vessel to tow up the river. The fire was discovered in the locality of the coal bunkers, and near to the boilers, and had so far advanced that all efforts toward suppression were unavailing. So says the Detroit Post.
      Toledo Blade
      June 28, 1867

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Yesterday morning between the hours of 2 and 3:00, the tug WATERS W. BRAMAN, was consumed by fire while in Lake Erie, some 7 miles this side of the "Dummy", in Pt. au Pelee Passage. At the time of the occurrence she had taken a position some distance from land , and was lying still, awaiting the approach of a vessel to tow up the river. The fire was discovered in the locality of the coal bunkers, and near to the boilers, and had so far advanced that all efforts toward suppression were unavailing. The BRAMAN was purchased in New York City by capt. Richardson, a gentleman of some 35 years experience as commander of steamers, who arrived here with her some 5 weeks since. She was a steamer somewhat above the medium size, and had engines of considerable power. The crew were all saved by taking to the small boats with their effects, and were shortly after picked up. - Detroit Post, 27th.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 29, 1867 3-3

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      Another wrecking expedition has been fitted out for the purpose of recovering, if possible all that is of any value of the tug BRAMAN, which it will be remembered was burned at Pt. Au Pelee a few weeks since. It is alleged that a considerable portion of her machinery could if recovered be fitted up for further service, not having been materially injured. The tug EAGLE accordingly yesterday took on board a steam pump and other apparatus and departed for the scene of the wreck.
      Detroit Post
      July 15, 1867

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Arrangements are being effected here by parties for the recovery of the engine and boiler of the Tug W. W. BRAMAN, which was burned at Point Au Pelee in June 1867. -- Detroit Report.
      Marine Record
      Oct. 4, 1883

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Reason: burnt
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1867
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McN.W.10333
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Waters W. Braman (Tug), burnt, 27 Jun 1867