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H. Houghton (Propeller), U96006, sunk, 9 Sep 1902

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Detroit Sept. 9 - The bodies of William Daniels and Edward Close, the two deck hands who lost their lives in the sinking of the stmr. H. HOUGHTON at her dock this morning, have been recovered. Capt. H.W. Baker, with the wrecker SNOOK, will endeavor to raise the boat.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 9, 1902 p.10

      Steam Barge Sank at her Pier in Detroit Today.
Detroit , Mich., Sept. 9. -- The steam barge H. HOUGHTON, owned in this city, sank at her dock, at the foot of Dubois street early today. Two of the crew were drowned in their berths. There names :-
      William Daniel, aged 16, no home.
      Edward Close, aged 18, Harbor beach, Mich.
      The HOUGHTON arrived last night from Kelly's Island in Lake Erie with a load of crushed stone.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 9, 1902

Steam screw H. HOUGHTON. U. S. No. 96006. Of 210 tons gross; 151 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1880. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 126.0 x 27.0 x 8.2 Of 250 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 2
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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H. Houghton (Propeller), U96006, sunk, 9 Sep 1902