Companies represented by C.E. and W.F. Peck, it is learned, carried $70,000 insurance on the steamer GEORGE PRESLEY, which burned in Green Bay, Yesterday. The PRESLEY was owned by the Mona Transportation Company of Cleveland and is a total loss. The fire started in a paint locker just as the vessel was abreast Washington Island, where she drifted ashore after being abandoned by the crew.
She was bound for Milwaukee, light, and after a cargo of ore. Her captain, Frank Folsom of Marine City, and the crew are now on the way down on the steamer W.W. BROWN.
Buffalo Evening News
July 28, 1905
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Sturgeon Bay, June 18 - The hulk of the stmr. GEORGE PRESLEY, which burned in Death's Door passage last fall, was brought here by the tug NELSON.
Buffalo Morning Express
June 19, 1906 8-5
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Steam screw GEORGE PRESLEY. U. S. No. 86038. Of 2,164 tons gross. Built 1889. On July 26, 1905, vessel burned at Washington Island, Green Bay, Wis., with 15 persons on board. No lives lost.
Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1906
Steam screw GEORGE PRESLEY. U. S. No. 86038. Of 2,164 tons gross; 1,830 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1889. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 265.0 x 41.0 x 23.7 Passenger service. Crew of 15. Of 750 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904