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Hiawatha (Propeller), U95600, fire, 3 Aug 1905

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The Gilchrist fleet continues in poor luck. Their steamer HIAWATHA, while lying in the Missaba dock at Duluth, took fire yesterday and suffered considerable damage to her cabins and upper works. The injury is not sufficent to delay the vessel and she left today on her down trip. It is reported that the fire origanated in some oakum which was being used to calk the decks.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 4, 1905

Steam screw HIAWATHA, of 1398 tons. Built 1980 at Gibraltar. Owned by J.C. Gilchrist. Home port, Vermillion. Value, $30,000. Class A 2. Built of wood.
      The Inland Lloyds
      Vessel Register, 1903
Steam screw HIAWATHA. U. S. No. 95600. Of 1398.72 tons gross; 1159.90 tons net. Built Gibraltar, Mich., 1880. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 234.6 x 36.1 x 19.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
William R. McNeil
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Hiawatha (Propeller), U95600, fire, 3 Aug 1905