The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
C. Y. Richmond (Propeller), fire, 27 Apr 1868

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The prop. C.Y. RICHMOND, burned at Thunder Bay on the 27th of april, has been raised and towed to Bay City. This operation was performed by a new experiment in the way of lifting power. The application was made with Hawking's patent stump machine, and with success, in the following manner: The boat lay in 17 ft. of water on her beam ends. A lighter was placed on both sides with timbers across. She was bridled by chains at each end fastened to the timbers. The stump machine was then applied, and with the aid of some 5 men in a few hours what was left of the unfortunate craft was brought to the surface of the water and towed to the shipyard of Casey & Rese, Bay City. The hull is a total loss. The engine and machinery is all saved.
      Detroit Free Press
      June 5, 1868

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Reason: fire
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Remarks: Raised
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
William R. McNeil
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C. Y. Richmond (Propeller), fire, 27 Apr 1868