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Avon (Propeller), U105733, Fire, 30 Jun 1901

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AVON, steamer of 1702 gross tons. Built 1877. Caught fire and totally burnt off Point Aux Pins at the Soo on June 30, 1901.
      Shipwrecks of Lake Superior 1900 - 1909
      Inland Seas, Spring 1971

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      It is understood that the Union Transit Co., owners of the stmr. AVON, have turned her over to the underwriters. Two experts, one from New York and one from London have passed judgement on the burned vessel, and she is declared a total loss, indorsing the viesw of local inspectors. The AVON will never again be fitted with steam as the cost would be too great. She will undoubtedly be purchased from the insurance people and converted into a tow barge.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 13, 1901 2-4

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      Insurance on the stmr. AVON of the Union Transit Line has been settled by the payment to the owners of a stipulated sum by the underwriters. It is understood that the Transit people desire to sell the steamer and she will probably be converted into a tow barge.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 17, 1901 2-2

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      FOR SALE - Package freight steamer AVON, which was recently slightly damaged by fire. Now lying at the port of Buffalo. Would make an excellent steam barge, for lumber trade. Inquire of H.C. French, president and treasurer, the Union Transit Co., Buffalo, N. Y. Oct. 8.
      Marine Review
      October 3, 1901
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Buffalo, October 4. -- The hull of the burned steamer AVON, of the Union Transit Line, has been sold to John Hannah, of the Hannah Coal and transportation Company of Ogdensburg.
      The steamer will be rebuilt as a course freighter and not as a barge, as was expected. Work on the engine was begun today. The price of the wreck was not given out.
      The burned steamer CITY OF GENOA was towed to Cleveland today, where repairs will be made. It will take six weeks to put the boat in shape.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 5, 1901

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      The wreck of the steamer AVON has been sold and the machinery removed and hulk converted into a barge for the Hannah Co. of Ogdensburg, she will become a St. Lawrence River barge.
      Marine Record
      October 10, 1901

Steam screw AVON. U. S. No. 105733. Of 1702.33 tons gross; 1538.84 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1877. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 251.1 x 35.4 x 15.1. Of 500 nominal horse-power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

AVON.* Built 1877 Package Freight Prop. - Wood
U. S. No. 105733 1702 gt -1538 nt 251.1' x 35.4' x 15.1'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1901.
* Renamed (b) STORMOUNT - Can -1919 (C 140962)
Sank November 2, 1920, at Williamsburg, Ont.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes marine research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Avon (Propeller), U105733, Fire, 30 Jun 1901