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Phenix (Propeller), U81048, sunk, 1 Oct 1910

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Kingston, Ont., Oct. 3. - The prospects this morning are that the barge SHERMAN which broke away from the steamer PHOENIX in the storm on Lake Ontario last Saturday, is safe. The captain of the steamer SOWARDS in port this morning is confident that he saw the barge anchored near the Main Ducks early Sunday morning as he was crossing to Oswego. The vessel was gone at night on his return, but the sea was quite moderate. He thinks she got into Stoney Island passage under her own sail. She reported she did not need assistance. He had intended picking her up and towing her to Kingston on his return trip.
      The Calvin Wrecking Company got work this morning that the PHOENIX was sunk six miles above South Bay Point. She sprung a leak and ran for South Bay, but went down. The wreckers have not been able to work yet. The boat nay be abandoned to the underwriters.
      The SHERMAN had coal for Kingston and the PHOENIX coal for Ogdensburg. They left Charlotte on Saturday and during the afternoon struck a fierce gale. The tow line broke and the SHERMAN was swept away and nothing has since been heard or seen of her. She had six in her crew. The Cakvin Wrecking Company of Garden Island has sent the steamer DONNELLY and lighter to rescue the PHOENIX.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 3, 1910


WALDO A. AVERY.* Built September 1884 Bulk Propeller -Wood
Sub-contraced to Thomas F. Murphy.
U. S. No. 81048 1294 gt -1035 nt 240.1' x 38' x 17.6'
* Renamed (b) PHENIX - US -1895
      (c) LIBERTY -US -1917
Abandoned in 1923.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: sunk
Freight: coal
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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Phenix (Propeller), U81048, sunk, 1 Oct 1910