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Baltimore (Propeller), U135487, sunk, 24 May 1901


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The steambarge BALTIMORE, coal laden, broke in two and sank off Au Sable this morning, before daylight in a terrific northeast gale. 13 were drowned including a woman and boy. Two were rescued.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, May 25, 1901


      East Tawas, Aug. 24 - Fred Spencer, who has charge of the lights on the wreck of the BALTIMORE, reports that part of the deck and cabin of the wrecked schr. SHELDON has washed ashore.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 25, 1901 2-3


The tugs HOWARD and MAUD S. are at Au Sable, where they will go to work at once raising the engines and boilers from the wrecked steamer BALTIMORE. The machinery will be placed in either the EMPIRE STATE or the BADGER STATE of the Milwaukee-Chicago run.
      Milwaukee Sentinel
      November 20, 1901


      Steamer BALTIMORE, May 24, 1160 tons, foundered in Lake Huron. Loss $40,000.
      Casualty List for 1901
      Duluth Evening Herald

     
May 24, 1901. -- Steamer BALITMORE totally wrecked off Point Sable, Lake Huron, Capt. Place, his wife and eleven of the crew drowned. Second Engineer and a deckhand saved.
      Wrecks on the Great Lakes
      Casualty List of 1901
      Marine Record
      January 11, 1902
     
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The tugs HOWARD and MAUD S. are at Au Sable, where they will go to work at once raising the engines and boilers of the wrecked steamer BALTIMORE. The machinery will be placed in either the EMPIRE STATE or the BADGER STATE of the Milwaukee-Chicago run.
      Duluth News Tribune
      November 19, 1901
     
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      Ora Bouquette of Saginaw left East Tawas yesterday with wrecking and diving apparatus to recover the valuable machinery of the propeller BALTIMORE, wrecked between Fish Point and Au Sable two years ago.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, June 18, 1903
     
     

Steam screw BALTIMORE.* U. S. No. 135487. Of 1160 tons gross; 917 tons net. Built Gibralter, Mich., 1881. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 201.0 x 35.6 x 20.1
      * Formerly steam screw ESCANABA.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1900
     
     
     
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 13
Hull damage: $40,000
Cargo: inc.
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1901
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Local identifier:
McN.W.14988
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.27946 Longitude: -83.49025
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Baltimore (Propeller), U135487, sunk, 24 May 1901