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Appomattox (Propeller), U107236, aground, 2 Nov 1905

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Cleveland, Nov. 7. - The steamer APPOMATTOX, ashore at North Point, near Milwaukee, is a constructive total loss and will be abandoned to the underwriters.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 7, 1905

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      Milwaukee, Nov. 8. - Heroic efforts are still being made to save the steamer APPOMATTOX, which stranded off this city several days ago. Four steam pumps failed to lower the water in the steamer's hold, and it is feared she will be a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 8, 1905

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      Milwaukee, Nov. 28. - The steamer APPOMATTOX, which went ashore north of Milwaukee several weeks ago, was broken in three pieces by last night's storm on Lake Michigan, which was the fiercest for many years. The light-house at the end of the government breakwater was dismantled by the heavy seas, and the breakwater was damaged considerably.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 28, 1905

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      Milwaukee, Nov. 29. - The steamer APPOMATTOX, which has been ashore near here for several weeks, and has resisted the offorts of wreckers to get her free, went to pieces in the gale of yesterday. The boat broke into three piece and the wreckage is now piling up on the beach. Although the wreckers had unfastened the machinery, ready to take it off the wreck, the storm came too soon for them and it was strewn on the bottom when the ship broke up.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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APPOMATTOX, Propeller of 2,643 gross tons. Built 1896. U. S. No. 107236. Stranded at North Point, Milwaukee, Wis., November 2, 1905. No lives lost. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels
      1906, List of Merchant Vessels, U.S.A.

Steam screw APPOMATTOX. U. S. No. 107236. Of 2,643 gross tons; 2,082 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1896. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 319.8 x 42.0 x 23.0 Freight service. Crew of 18. Of 1,050 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Appomattox (Propeller), U107236, aground, 2 Nov 1905