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Shamrock (Propeller), U46229, sunk, 26 Jun 1905


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Alpena, Mich., June 26. -- The steamer SHAMROCK, Capt. Morgan, sprung a leak and is waterlogged off Presque Isle. The boat was bound from Midland to Toledo with a cargo of lath. The pumping engine and siphon refused to work and the boat filled rapidly. The crew of men were rescued by the steamer PESHTIGO and transferred to the tug ROB ROY, which brought them here at noon. The tugs OWEN and RALPH are now searching for the abandoned steamer. The SHAMROCK was formerly the barge HANNAFORD and is owned by T. M. Ryan of Buffalo. The boat registers 403 tons, and is valued at $8,500.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 26, 1905

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DERELICT PICKED UP. - Alpena, June 27. -- The derelict steamer SHAMROCK was picked up off Black River by the passenger steamer CITY OF HOLLAND, last night, and towed into this harbor. The SHAMROCK is now on the bottom, off the mouth of the river, with a prize crew from the HOLLAND on board.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 27, 1905

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Detroit, June 28 - Papers in the libel suit against the stm. SHAMROCK, which was picked up on Lake Huron and towed to Alpena by the stm. CITY OF HOLLAND, after having been abandoned by her crew, were prepared here today and will be sent to the U.S. Marshal Tobias at Bay City, who will take them to Alpena. A reasonable amount is mentioned in the claim for salvageand this will be determined by appraisal later. The Thompson Line, owning the CITY OF HOLLAND, will ask the owners of the SHAMROCK give a bond for $5,000. Both the SHAMROCK and and cargo were insured. It is said there were 175,000 ft. of white pine lumber in the hold, besides a quantity of lath.
      The SHAMROCK is owned by the Ryans of Buffalo.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 29, 1905 11-1


      Alpena, Aug. 4. - The McMorran Wrecking Company has taken the contract to raise the steamer SHAMROCK, sunk in Thunder Bay. The tug MYRTLE M. ROSS is her to begin operations. The libel placed on the SHAMROCK by the owners of the steamer CITY OF HOLLAND to secure a salvage claim has been removed.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 4, 1905

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Detroit, Aug. 25. - Col. Lydecker, engineer in charge of matters pertaining to wrecks in Lake Huron, has been notified by Collector of Customs, Avery, at Port Huron, that the wreck of the steamer SHAMROCK has been abandoned by the McMorran Wrecking Co. as a result of the recent rough weather, which further damaged the boat, and that the wreck is in the path of vessels entering the harbor at Alpena, and therefore a menace to navigation. It is reported that the wreck is not lighted at night. Col. Lydecker will take immediate steps to have the hulk removed, and will also see that it is lighted while it remains in the present position. The SHAMROCK is owned by Thomas Ryan of Buffalo.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 25, 1905

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      Propeller SHAMROCK, U. S. No. 46229, of 403 gross tons. Built 1875. Foundered June 26, 1905, near Thunder Bay, Lake Huron. No lives lost.
      Loss to American Vessels
      1906 List of Merchant Vessels, of the U. S. A.

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      Alpena, Nov. 11. - Capt. Isaac Zess of the J. E. RUMBELL has been awarded the contract for removing the wreck of the old steamer SHAMROCK sunk near the mouth of the river here.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 11, 1905

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1905
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Local identifier:
McN.W.16935
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.00001 Longitude: -83.39997
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Shamrock (Propeller), U46229, sunk, 26 Jun 1905