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C. S. Parnell (Propeller), U126483, fire, 29 Nov 1905

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Milwaukee, Dec. 2. - The steamer HARLEM landed yesterday the crew of the steamer C.S. PARNELL, which burned and sank yesterday off Squaw Island, Lake Michigan. Thanksgiving dinner was being eaten, when smoke was seen coming from the coal near the steering gear. The crew got two lines of hose at work, but it was soon discovered that the entire cargo was on fire and Capt. William Griffin ordered the men into the lifeboats. The PARNELL was abandoned six miles from shore.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 2, 1905

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Propeller CHAS. STEWART PARNELL of 1,739 gross tons. U.S. No. 126463. Built 1888. Burned November 29, 1905 off Squaw Island, Lake Michigan. No lives lost. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels
      1906, List of Merchant Vessels, U.S.A.

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      CHARLES STEWART PARNELL Built April 19,1888 Bulk propeller - Wood
U. S. N0. 126483 1739 gt - 1292 nt 256.4' x 38.5' x 19.8'
Burned November 29, 1905, off Squaw Island, Lake Michigan.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.83694 Longitude: -85.58676
William R. McNeil
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C. S. Parnell (Propeller), U126483, fire, 29 Nov 1905