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Mackinaw (Propeller), U90135, fire, 27 Oct 1890

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      Alpena, Oct. 28. - The steambarge MACKINAW, owned by Capt. William E. Rice, burned to the water's edge at Black River this morning. The freight was all taken off.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      Wednesday, October 29, 1890

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      The small steambarge MACKINAW was entirely destroyed by fire at Black River Lake Huron on Monday. She was light, having just unloaded a cargo of lumbermen supplies. The MACKINAW was owned by Capt. W.E. Rice and J. VanBuskirk of Port Huron, was valued at $12,500, and insured for $10,000. She register 164 net tons and was built in Detroit 24 years ago and rebuilt in 1880.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, October 29, 1890

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      Fire destroyed the small steambarge MACKINAW at Detroit yesterday. The boat was valued at $12,500 and skipped over the Inland Seas for 24 years.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 29, 1890
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Steambarge MACKINAW owned by Capt. W.E. Rice and J. Vail Buskirk, Port Huron, valued at $12,500 and insured for $10,000 built in Detroit, 24 years ago and rebuilt in 1880, was burned at Black river, Lake Huron.
      Marine Review
      October 30, 1890

Paddle wheel steamer MACKINAW. U. S. No. 90135. Of 141 tons gross. Built Detroit, Mich. 1866. First home port, Detroit, Mich. Rig changed to screw in 1877. DISPOSITION:-- Burnt Oct. 28,1890 at Black River Point, Mich.. No lives lost.
      Merchant Steam Vessels of the U. S.
      Lytle-Holdcamper List, 1790 to 1868

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.81612 Longitude: -83.29913
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Mackinaw (Propeller), U90135, fire, 27 Oct 1890