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J. H. Outhwaite (Propeller), U76636, ashore, fire, 28 Nov 1905

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Sheboygan, Nov. 29. - The steamer J.H. OUTHWAITE and schooner MARY MITCHELL which was in tow, ran ashore on Point Sable, the steering gear of the steamer having broken. Later the OUTHWAITE caught fire and was totally destroyed. The two boats were loaded with iron ore and were bound from Escanaba to Ohio ports. It is believed the MITCHELL can be released, and tugs have been sent to her assistance. The OUTHWAITE was a wooden steamer of 1304 tons, built in 1886, and was owned by W.C. Richardson of Cleveland. She was valued at $45,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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      J.H. OUTHWAITE, propeller of 1,304 gross tons, built 1886. U.S. No. 76636. Stranded November 28, 1905 at Little Sable Point, Straits of Mackinac. No loss of life. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels
      1906, List of Merchant Vessels, U. S. A.

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Steam screw J.H. OUTHWAITE. U. S. No. 76636. Of 1304 tons gross; 1699 tons net. Built Cleveland, Ohio, 1886. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 224.0 x 37.4 x 18.6 Of 700 Nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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Reason: ashore, fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $45,000
Cargo: ?
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.64696 Longitude: -84.47448
William R. McNeil
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J. H. Outhwaite (Propeller), U76636, ashore, fire, 28 Nov 1905