The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Saginaw (Propeller), U115118, fire, 24 Nov 1905

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Port Huron, Nov. 25. - The old steamer SAGINAW burned in the Southwest gale when coming up the St. Clair River yesterday, and now is a wreck in the America side, three miles below this city. So rapidly the flames spread that the crew did not time to get the pumps started, and were obliged to take to the lifeboat in short order, without time to save their belongings. The fire department and the tugs ONEIDA and HAND were rushed to the burning boat, and succeeded in getting the fire under control before the wreck was wholly consumed.
      The steamer was formerly a passenger steamer and was built in 1866. She is owned by C.W. Kolcher. It is said the boat was not insured. She was on her way to Cheboygan for a cargo of lumber on the last trip of the season.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 25, 1905

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Steam screw SAGINAW. U. S. No. 115118. Of 508 tons gross; 430 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1866. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 194.5 x 28.8 x 11.5 Crew of 12. Freight service. Of 268 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: fire
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Saginaw (Propeller), U115118, fire, 24 Nov 1905