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Tempest (Propeller), U145104, burnt, 28 Jun 1909

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TEMPEST steam propeller of 369 Gross Tons. Built 1876. U. S. Reg. No. 145105. Burned June 28, 1909 at Parry Island, Parry Sound, Canada. Of 12 persons on board, no lives were lost. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels During the Year 1909
      List of Merchant Vessels of the U. S. A. 1909

Tonawanda, July 2. -- The steamer TEMPEST, owned by Seymour Wells of Tonawanda, was destroyed by fire at Parry Sound, Ont., Monday afternoon. Details of her destruction were brought here by Capt. Beauzels of Tonawanda, who was in charge of the boat. He arrived here last night. He states that the TEMPEST had just discharged a cargo of coal, and that she caught fire while some repairs were being made to the boiler. Because of inadequate fire-fighting facilities at Parry Sound nothing could be done to save her. She was valued at $10,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 2, 1909
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Capt. Harry Beauvels of the steamer TEMPEST which was burned to the water's edge at Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Monday afternoon, has returned to North Tonawanda. The boat was valued at $8,000 and is a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      July 3, 1909

TEMPEST 2nd. American vessel, burnt at Galnais Dock, Parry Sound, June 28, 1909
      Casualty List for 1909, Dept. of Transport

TEMPEST 2nd. An American vessel bound from Cleveland, Ohio to Parry Sound, burnt at Galnas Dock, Parry Sound, June 28, 1909 and became a total loss.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for the year 1909
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries. Sessional papers, 1910

TEMPEST Steam screw, U. S. Official No. 145105. of 369 Gross Tons, 260 Tons Net. Built at Grand Haven, Mich. 1876. Home Port, Detroit. 137.9 x 27 x 11 classed as a freighter with a crew of 11. of 275 Indicated Horse-power.
      List of Merchant Vessels of the U. S. A. 1906

      Wreck Broken Up.
The Canadian government has satisfied the United States that the wreck of the steam barge TEMPEST No. 2, sunk off the government wharf, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, has been broken up by the use of explosives and there is nowhere less than 21 feet of water over the debris. It is proposed to raise the wreckage next season.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, January 26, 1911

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Tempest (Propeller), U145104, burnt, 28 Jun 1909