The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Gracie Barker (Propeller), U85587, fire, 26 Sep 1895

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Harbor Springs, Sept. 26. - The steamer GRACIE BARKER of the ferry line to Petoskey burned to the water's edge early this morning. The loss is about $8,000, with no insurance.
      Chicago Inter-Ocean
      September 27, 1895

      The little ferry steamer GRACE BARKER burned at Harbor Springs last Thursday. Loss $8,000 with no insurance.
      Marine Record
      October 3, 1895


The little ferry steamer GRACIE BARKER, which burned last fall and was rebuilt during the winter, was launched last week.
      Marine Record
      May 9, 1896

Steam screw GRACIE BARKER. U. S. No. 85587. Of 73.32 tons gross; 49.07 tons net. Built at Grand Haven, Mich., in 1879. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 87.4 x 17.8 x 7.1 and 50 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895
NOTE:-- The GRACIE BARKER, had to be rebuilt with a different name, she is not listed in the Merchant Vessel Lists, U.S. 1896, 97 or 98 under her old name.

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $8,000
Remarks: Rebuilt [new name ?]
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.43168 Longitude: -84.992
William R. McNeil
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Gracie Barker (Propeller), U85587, fire, 26 Sep 1895