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Albert J. Wright (Propeller), ?, fire, 6 Jan 1893

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Grand Haven, Jan. 5 - At 7:00 this evening fire broke out on the big wrecking tug ALBERT J. WRIGHT. A heavy northwest gale was blowing and before the fire department could get to her she burned nearly to the water edge, and is practically a total loss, with partial insurance. She is owned by Thompson of Port Huron and Capt. James Martin of the stm. ROANOKE. The WRIGHT came here some 4 weeks ago from the Sault to lay up and have her machinery repaired.
      Detroit Tribune
      January 6, 1893

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The tug A.J. WRIGHT, owned by C.D. Thompson caught fire Thursday night in winter quarters at Grand Haven and was burned to the water's edge. Loss about $20,000. She was insured.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, January 7, 1893
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      The big lake tug ALBERT J. WRIGHT was burned to the water's edge at Grand Haven last week. The vessel will probably prove a total loss. She was valued at about $15,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      January 9, 1893

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      The big wrecking tug A.G. WRIGHT, burned to the water's edge at Grand Haven last week. She was owned by Thompson, Port Huron and Capt. James Martin of the ROANOKE. Repairs were being made to her machinery.
      Marine Review
      January 12, 1893
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      The engines of the tug A.J. WRIGHT are to be put into the I.N. FOSTER being converted to a steamer, the A.J. WRIGHT when rebuilt will get the engines of the steamer CITY OF CHARLEVOIX and the boilers of the wrecked steamer CALUMET.
      Marine Review
      February 23, 1893

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Reason: fire
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.06307 Longitude: -86.22839
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Albert J. Wright (Propeller), ?, fire, 6 Jan 1893