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Vega (Propeller), U161706, sunk, 28 Nov 1905

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Steam screw VEGA. U. S. No. 161706 Of 2,143 gross tons. Built 1893, foundered off South Fox Island on November 28, 1905. No lives lost.
      Loss of American Vessels
      1906, Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A.

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      Northport, Mich., Dec. 1. - The steel steamer VEGA, Capt. A.M. Williams, is a total wreck on the east shore of Fox Island, at the foot of Lake Michigan. The crew of 19 were taken off by Indian fishermen and brought here last night.
The VEGA was bound down from Escanaba with iron ore, and was caught by the storm Tuesday morning in crossing Lake Michigan. She landed on Fox Island, broke in two.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 1, 1905

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Steam screw VEGA. U. S. No. 161706. Of 2,143 tons gross; 1,734 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1893. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 301.2 x 38.5 x 21.1 Crew of 15. Of 675 indicated horsepower. Steel built.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.44083 Longitude: -85.87981
William R. McNeil
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Vega (Propeller), U161706, sunk, 28 Nov 1905