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Arctic (Propeller), U299, sunk, 5 Sep 1893

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Sand Beach, Sept. 5 - The steam barge ARCTIC sprung a leak off White Rock this morning and sank in deep water. The crew made a hasty run for their boats and all got on board the consort safely.
      The ARCTIC was loaded with coal for Escanaba from Toledo. The Arctic is owned by Underwood and others of Menominee and valued at $25,000. She was called a good boat, and had an A 2 rating, although quite old.

      The old stmr. ARCTIC which sank in deep water on Lake Huron was built in Cleveland in 1864 and registers 411 net tons. She is insured for $21,425 all placed through Smith, Davis & Co. of this city.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      September 5, 1893 7-4

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      Sand Beach, Mich. Sept. 5. - The steamer ARCTIC foundered off White Rock this morning in deep water, her crew escaped to the schooner which she had in tow. She was enroute from Toledo to Escanaba with coal. She was owned by Underwood and others of Menominee and was valued at $25,000. She was insured for $21,000.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      September 6, 1893

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Propeller ARCTIC, U.S. Number 299, of 618 tons, built Cleveland 1864, first Home Port, Buffalo. Lost 1894 (nature unknown)
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the
      United States, 1790 - 1868

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Steam screw ARCTIC. U.S. No. 299. Of 596.25 tons gross; 410.51 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1864. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 193.7 x 28.1 x 10.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891

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Reason: sunk
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Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.71946 Longitude: -82.60465
William R. McNeil
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Arctic (Propeller), U299, sunk, 5 Sep 1893