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Wasaga (Propeller), C117084, fire, 6 Nov 1910

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      Sinks In Thirty Feet Of Water And With Cargo Will Be Total Loss - Crew Saved.
      Calumet, Mich., Nov. 7. - The wooden steamer WASAGO, Capt. W. A. Glass, bound from Toronto to Fort William, Ont., with a cargo of farming machinery and supplies, was burned to the water's edge while lying in shelter from heavy northwest gales at Copper Harbor, 20 miles north of here yesterday. WASAGO sank in 30 feet of water and engines can be salvaged. The hull and cargo will be a total loss, amounting to $200,000. The crew of 15 men and one woman were taken off by the steamer WESTMOUNT of Montreal, which left this morning for Fort William. This is the third disaster on Keweenaw Point in three weeks, and the second steamer destroyed by fire in that time. The steamer MORELAND which was wrecked on Eagle River three weeks ago is a total loss and abandoned by underwriters. The steamer LANGHAM burned off Bete Gris and sank a week ago. As in the case of the LANGHAM, fire on the WASAGO started near bow and members of the crew barely escaped with their lives, saving nothing.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 7, 1910

WISSAHICKON.* Built June 1, 1876 Package freight prop. - Wood
U. S. No. 80598 1619 gt -1423 nt 238' x 35' x 14'
* Renamed (b) WASAGA - Can -1907 (C 117084)
Burned November 6, 1910, at Copper Harbor, Mich., Lake Superior.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes Marine Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $200,000
Cargo: inc
Freight: supplies
Remarks: Total loss ?
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.47129 Longitude: -87.8715
William R. McNeil
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Wasaga (Propeller), C117084, fire, 6 Nov 1910