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C. H. Merritt (Propeller), burnt, 5 Dec 1887

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Propeller C.H. MERRITT, of 120 Tons, owned by Merritt. Home port, Chatham. Class A 2. Built 1883. On December 5, 1887 vessel burned at Chatham, and became a total loss. Property loss $18,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Detroit.---The passenger steamer C.H. MERRITT plying between here and Chatham wa
burned Tuesday morning at Chatham. She was valued at $18,000 and was fully insured. The cause of the fire is unknown. She was owned by G.B. Merritt, Samuel Barfoot and Captain Comette and was insured for $8,000
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Dec. 8, 1887 p.5

C.H. MERRITT steamer of 4 years of age. and 83 tons reg. Bound from Detroit to
Chatham on Nov.30, 1887, while at the dock at Chatham burnt from unknown causes. She was a partial loss. Property loss $9,000
      Statement of Wrecks and Casualties
      Dept. of Marine and Fisheries, 1887

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Reason: burnt
Hull damage: $18,000
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.41224 Longitude: -82.18494
William R. McNeil
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C. H. Merritt (Propeller), burnt, 5 Dec 1887