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John Martin (Propeller), U12793, sunk, 28 Jul 1890


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The tug JOHN MARTIN left Midland Monday with the schooners MOTT and HAYES. The vessels were loaded with ice for Buffalo. The tug burst her stern pipe and sank in 300 feet of water off Hope Island. The crew escaped. The tug was insured for $22,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 30, 1890

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      TUG "JOHN MARTIN" FOUNDERS
Buffalo, July 29.- A dispatch from Captain Pringle says the tug JOHN MARTIN has foundered in deep water in Georgian Bay and is a total loss. She left Midland Monday night with the schooners HAYES and MOTT, ice laden for Buffalo. Her stern pipe gave out, allowing her to fill. The crew got safely on board the HAYES. The MARTIN was owned by the Rochester Transportation Company, and was rebuilt last winter at a cost of $14,000. Her machinery broke down five or six times, and then was overhauled at an extra expense of over $2,000. She was chartered to tow ice-laden vessels between Midland and Buffalo during the entire season. She is insured for $12,000 in the Western of Toronto, and for $1,000 in the Greenwich. The tug GEE was sent out from this port tonight to pick up the HAYES and MOTT.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      Thurs. July 31, 1890

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      The tug JOHN MARTIN has foundered in deep water in Georgian Bay and is a total loss. She left Midland on Monday night, with the Schooners HAYES and MOTT, ice laden, for Buffalo. Her stern pipe gave out allowing her to fill. The crew got safely on board the HAYES. She was owned by the Rochester Transportation Company
      Port Huron Times
      Thurs. July 31, 1890

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      Tug JOHN MARTIN foundered in Georgian Bay. She left Midland with schooner HAYES and MOTT, ice laden, for Buffalo. Her stern pipe gave out, allowing her to fill. The MARTIN was owned by the Rochester Transportation Company, and was rebuilt last winter at a cost of $14,000, insured for $13,000.
      Daily British Whig, Kingston
      August 1, 1890

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The tug JOHN MARTIN, of Rochester, with two schooners loaded with ice in tow, broke a shaft and foundered off Hope Island Monday night the 28th. ult. The crew were brought to Midland by Capt. Burke.
      Collingwood Bulletin
      Aug. 7, 1890



JOHN MARTIN Steam screw of 132.73 Tons Gross, 80.72 Tons Net. Official U. S. Number 12793. Built Cleveland, Ohio in 1857. Home port, Rochester, of 225 Indicated Horse-power. 102 x 19.3 x 9.3.
      List of Merchant Vessels
      of the United States, 1890


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1890
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Local identifier:
McN.W.10522
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.905 Longitude: -80.180277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John Martin (Propeller), U12793, sunk, 28 Jul 1890