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Alpena (Propeller), U105351, fire, 26 Oct 1891

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Propeller ALPENA burned on the St. Clair Flats, October 26, 1891.
      List of Vessel Losses, 1891
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      December 12, 1891

The steambarge ALPENA was destroyed by fire on Lake St. Clair Monday night. The crew managed to get aboard her tow. The ALPENA with the barg ANTELOPE, CITY OF THE STRAITS and POTTER in tow, was bound down, lumber laden from Marquette. The barges are at anchor near the scene of the disaster, about three miles below the canal. The ALPENA was owned by J.W. Westcott of Detroit and valued at $24,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 27, 1891

      Detroit, Oct. 27. -- The wreck of the burned steam barge ALPENA has sunk in Lake St. Clair about three miles below the channel and half a mile eastward of the course between Grosse Pointe and the canal. The fire originated from a lamp explosion. The crew escaped in the yawl.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, October 27, 1891

      A lamp explosion caused the steamer ALPENA to burn and sink on Lake St. Clair, Monday. She was owned by J.A.W. Westcott of' Detroit and valued at $24,000.
      The Marine Review
      October 29, 1891

      ALPENA. Built 1874 Bulk propeller - Wood
      U. S. No. 105351 369 gt - 285 nt 154.4' x 30.4' x 10.8'
      Burned on Lake St. Clair, October 26, 1891.
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Instutitute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Alpena (Propeller), U105351, fire, 26 Oct 1891