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Nevada (Propeller), U130218, sunk, 14 Nov 1890


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Steamer NEVADA foundered and became a total loss on Lake Michigan, November 8, 1890. No lives were lost. Estimated value of vessel $55,000
      U.S. Weather Bureau's Report on Wrecks
      Occurring on the Great Lakes, 1885 - 1893

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      The propeller NEVADA, en route with coal for Sheboygan, sprung a leak and sunk off Two Rivers, Lake Michigan, Saturday. She is a total loss. She was valued at $55,000, and was owned by Capt. Landgraf and others, of Sandusky.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Tuesday, November 18, 1890

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      CHARGED WITH FOUNDERING THE NEVADA.
      Duluth, Minn., Nov. 15. - John A. Schurg, engineer on the steamer MARINA, was arrested at Two Harbors yesterday. He is charged with willfully casting away the steamship NEVADA by opening her sea cock and pumping her full of water when he was her engineer, Nov. 14, 1890. He was indicted by the Grand Jury in Chicago. The owner of the NEVADA got $40,000 insurance money, and Schurg is said to have received $1,000 for the job.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Wednesday, November 15, 1893 p.4, c.1

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      The propeller NEVADA, en route with coal for Sheboygan, sprung a leak and sunk off Two Rivers, Lake Michigan, Saturday. She is a total loss. She was valued at $55,000, and was owned by Capt. Landgraf and others, of Sandusky.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 18, 1890
     
     
Steam screw NEVADA. U. S. No. 130218. Of 634.24 tons gross; 504.08 tons net. Built Bay City, Mich., 1882. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 186.0 x 30.0 x 2.0.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $55,000
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1890
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17430
Language of Item:
English
  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Nevada (Propeller), U130218, sunk, 14 Nov 1890