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W. L. Brown (Propeller), U80767, sunk, 21 Oct 1886


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The propeller W.L. BROWN with a cargo of coal for Depere, Wisc. sprang a leak and sank in 76 feet of water off Peshtigo. The crew escaped. She was formerly the NEPTUNE.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, October 22, 1886

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      Minorville.---The machinery and cargo of the sunken propeller W.L. BROWN has been purchased from the insurance Company by a syndicate of Sturgeon Bay men, who intend putting the machinery in a new tug hull, which will be stationed her to do canal towing and wrecking. The BROWN lies in 80 feet of water in Green Bay, and divers go to work at her immediately.
      The Marine Record
      Thursday, June 2, 1887 p.5

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      Propeller W.L. BROWN, of 225 tons. Built 1880 and owned by Brown. Sunk in Green Bay, October 21, 1886. A total loss. Property loss $24,500.
      Casualty List for 1886 (Total loss)
      The Marine Record
      December 30, 1886 p.6



Steam screw W.L. BROWN. U.S. No. 80767. Of 336.10 tons gross; 224.58 tons net. Built 1880 at Green Bay, Wis. Home port, Green Bay, Wis. 140.0 x 28.0 x 13.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1886


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1886
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Local identifier:
McN.W.13435
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.02971 Longitude: -87.46094
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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W. L. Brown (Propeller), U80767, sunk, 21 Oct 1886