The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Vienna (Propeller), sunk, 21 Oct 1873

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Detroit, Oct. 23 - The stmr. VIENNA, loaded with iron ore, from Marquette, foundered in deep water on Lake Superior. The disaster was caused by the bursting of a steam pipe. The vessel was owned by Hanna & Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, and was valued at $80,000. All hands were saved.
      The Toronto Mail
      Friday, October 24, 1873

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      The steam-barge VIENNA, laden with grain, from Duluth to Buffalo, sunk on Lake Superior several days since.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 25, 1873

NOTE:- The above casualty may be confused with another reported casualty, that of the GENEVA, which as a sister ship of the VIENNA was also built in 1873 and is reported sunk on Lake Superior October 24, 1873 ??? The VIENNA is listed in the 1875 Underwriters register, but the GENEVA is not, therefore ignore the VIENNA casualty.

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $80.000
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Unlikely casualty
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Vienna (Propeller), sunk, 21 Oct 1873