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Noquebay (Barge), U18747, fire, 8 Oct 1905

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TOW BARGE BURNED. - The barge NOQUEBAY, in tow of the steamer LIZZIE MADDEN, caught fire at noom Sunday, when 20 miles east of Bayfield, and was burned to the water's edge. The crew was a dinner when the fire started in the donkey boiler room, in the forward part of the ship and when discovered the flames had attained such headway that they could not be successfully fought.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 10, 1905

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Capt. M.J. Lynn, manager of the Madden Line, is in town in session with the underwriters on the loss of the barge NOQUEBAY of this line last week. She burned to the water's edge in Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 18, 1905

Schooner NOQUEBAY. U. S. No. 18747. Of 684 tons gross;652 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich, 1872. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 205.2 x 34.7 x 12.5 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904
Schooner NOQUEBAY. U. S. No. 18747. Of 684 tons gross. Built 1872. On October 8, 1905 vessel burned at Presque Point, Mich. With 6 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscal Year 1906

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.81077 Longitude: -90.81824
William R. McNeil
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Noquebay (Barge), U18747, fire, 8 Oct 1905