Melvin S. Bacon (Schooner), U90657, aground, fire, 23 Sep 1905
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BARGE BACON BEACHED AND THEN BURNED. - Ashland, Wis., Sept. 25. - The barge MELVILLE S. BACON, which was beached near here Sunday to keep her from going down in deep water, caught fire several hours later and became a total loss. The crew escaped from the wreck in a small boat when driven off by the flames. Capt. Henry Elbe was injured in the leg, but the rest of the crew suffered no mishaps. The BACON had 1272 tons of iron ore on board, shipped at the Wisconsin Central Docks. The burned boat was owned by J.C. Gilchrist of Cleveland and was valued at $8,000.
Buffalo Evening News
September 25, 1905
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Schooner MELVIN S. BACON. U. S. No. 90657. Of 614 tons gross; 584 tons net. Built Vermilion, Ohio, 1874. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 182.0 x 33.5 x 13.6 Crew of 6.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1915
Schooner MELVIN S. BACON. Official Canada No. 140964. Of 714 tons Reg Built Vermilion, Ohio, 1874. Home port, Montreal, Que. 185.7 x 33.4 x 14.1 Owned by the Montreal Transportation Co. Montreal, Que.
List of Vessels on the Registry of the
Dominion of Canada on Dec. 31, 1920
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- Reason: aground, fire
Freight: iron ore
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes