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Minnie (Propeller), U16464, burnt, 1 Dec 1883

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A Green Bay dispatch says:- The steambarge MINNIE, owned by Hogan & English, burned Tuesday at the Fort Howard shipyard. Loss $15,000. Insurance $8,000.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 4. -- The steamer MINNIE burned last night while lying at Fowler's shipyard, in Fort Howard, awaiting hauling out. The MINNIE was a screw steambarge, 233 tons, belonging to Hagen & English, of this city. Her hull came from Detroit in 1877, and she was rebuilt and lengthened in 1880. She had been in the bay freighting trade, and was a money-making boat. The cause of the fire is unknown. The loss is placed at $15,000; insured for $8,000 in the Standard, of London; Pensylvania; Providence, of washington; American, of Newark; Fire Association, and National of new York.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbiook, Nov./Dec. 1883

MINNIE of 233 tons and 18 years old. valued at $15,000. A total loss at Green Bay in 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

Barge MINNIE. U. S. No. 16464. Of 223 gross tons. Built Saginaw, Mich., 1864. 121.8 x 31.7 x 7.3. Remarks : - Ex steam paddle. Total loss [no date]
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $15,000
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.51916 Longitude: -88.01983
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Minnie (Propeller), U16464, burnt, 1 Dec 1883