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Alvin A. Turner (Propeller), U105227, fire, 18 Oct 1905

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Sault Ste. Marie, Oct 21. - After leaving the dock at Spanish Mills yesterday the steamer A.A. TURNER parted her wheel chains and drifted out on St. Mary's Rock at Little Detroit passage.
The swift current swung the steamer around and at the same time flames broke out forward. The arrival of a tug enabled the crew to escape from the boat and afterwards the fire was put out, but it is feared the TURNER is a total loss.
Her cargo of 1400 tons of lath, consigned to Cleveland, can be saved. The wreck lies directly across the channel, blocking navigation. Capt. Shean reached here last night, with the rest of the steamer's crew.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 21, 1905

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Prop. ALVIN A. TURNER, U. S. No. 105227, of 300 gross tons, built 1873; stranded October 18, 1905 at St. Marys River, Mich. Nine persons on board.
      Loss of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A. 1906

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Steam screw ALVIN A. TURNER. U. S. No. 105227. Of 309 tons gross; 220 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich, 1873. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 135.2 x 26.0 x 11.5 Freight service. Crew of 9. Of 350 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: lath
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.148888 Longitude: -82.373333
William R. McNeil
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Alvin A. Turner (Propeller), U105227, fire, 18 Oct 1905