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Yakima (Propeller), U27630, aground, fire, 12 Jun 1905


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Port Huron, June 11 - The stm. YAKIMA which ran ashore on the head of Stag Island, is still fast.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 12, 1905 2-2

     
      The Gilchrist steamer SCHUCK and tugs are now at work in an attempt to pull the YAKIMA off the head of Stag Island, where she ran hard aground.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 12, 1905

     
Port Huron, June 14 - The stm. YAKIMA, which was ashore at the head of Stag Island, St. Clair River, was burned today and was a total loss. The YAKIMA stranded on Saturday morning and wreckers had since been trying to get her afloat.
The YAKIMA was a wooden steamer and was built in 1887 by the late Capt. Thomas Wilson of Cleveland. Some two years ago she was sold by the Wilson estate to J.C. Gilchrist of Cleveland. She was valued at $70,000 and was insured for $40,000.
The YAKIMA was bound from Lake Superior to Lake erie with iron ore.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 14, 1905 8-2
     
     
The steamer GEORGE B. LEONARD will have to be lightered in order to get her off the head of Stag Island, where she stranded Tuesday in trying to avoid the wreck of the burned steamer YAKIMA.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 15, 1905

     
      The iron ore cargo of the steamer YAKIMA, which grounded at the head of Stag Island in the St. Clair River early in June, and later burnt, has finally found a buyer in the person of James Reid of Port Huron. The cargo will be taken out at once.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 1, 1905

The iron ore cargo of the steamer YAKIMA, which recently burned at the head of Stag Island in the St. Clair River, which cargo was purchased from the underwriters by Capt. James Reid, is now being taken out by the Reid Wrecking Company of Port Huron, work having been started Wednesday night.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 4, 1905

     
THE YAKIMA FLOATED. -- The steamer YAKIMA of the Gilchrist Line, which stranded and burned at the head of Stag Island last June, was, after great difficulty, floated yesterday by the Reid Wrecking Company.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, September 1, 1905
     
     
      Among the hulks that have found their way to the "boneyard" of the Reid Wrecking Company at Sarnia are the RUBE RICHARDS, the YAKIMA, the BELLE HANSCOMB, the PABST and the tug DETROITER. These hulks were recovered by the Reid's from various places along the lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      September 19, 1908
     
     
      Steam screw YAKIMA. U. S. No. 27630. Of 1986 gross tons; 1657 tons net. Built at Cleveland, O., in 1887.
      279.0 x 40.5 x 20.0 Crew of 17. Of 1,850 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902
     
     
Steam screw YAKIMA. U. S. No. 27630. Of 1986 gross tons; Built 1887. On June 13, 1905, vessel burned in the St. Clair River, Mich. Of 17 persons on board, no lives lost.
      Loss of Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year, 1906
     


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Reason: aground, fire
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1905
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McN.W.16932
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.882777 Longitude: -82.463888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Yakima (Propeller), U27630, aground, fire, 12 Jun 1905