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C. F. Curtis (Propeller), U24126, sunk, 28 Aug 1887

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The steambarge C.F. CURTIS, overloaded, sank at the dock Sunday afternoon in Black River. She will be pumped out immediately.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, August 29, 1887

      Port Huron.---The steambarge CURTIS, that was sunk in Black River, was raised by D.N. Rounds. She had to be unloaded by divers before she could be lifted
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 8, 1887 p. 1

Steam screw C.F. CURTIS. U. S. No. 34126. Of 691 tons gross; 522 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1882. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 196.5 x 32.4 x 13.0 Crew of 16. Freight service. Of 480 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1913

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97197 Longitude: -82.41825
William R. McNeil
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C. F. Curtis (Propeller), U24126, sunk, 28 Aug 1887