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Shenango No. 1 (Ferry), U116688, fire, 11 Mar 1904


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CAR FERRY SHENANGO BURNS OFF CONNEAUT !
      FOUR MEN SAID TO BE LOST.
      Vessel Is A Total Loss --- Was Owned By Pere Marquette Railway.
Conneaut, O., March 11. - The big car ferry steamer SHENANGO No. 1, owned by the Pere Marquette Railroad, is burning just outside Conneaut Harbor and it is feared will be a total loss. It is reported that four men have been burned to death on the vessel. LATER. -The vessel has been entirely destroyed between Conneaut and Rondeau, Canada.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, March 11, 1904

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      Contractor Donnelley has made a contract to raise the car ferry SHENANGO No. 1, which was burned and sunk off Conneaut.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, April 23, 1904

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Louis Pfohl & Son of this city have bought the wrecks of the propeller J. EMORY OWEN, burned in Green Bay last fall, and of the car ferry SHENANGO, burned off Conneaut last winter. The machinery will be removed and the hulls converted to the best possible advantage.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, June 6, 1904

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      Suit has been brought in Unied States District Court by the Government against George W. Pfohl and the Guarantee Title and Trust Company. Pfohl was a contractor who failed to remove the CHENANGO No. 1 from Conneaut harbor. The steamer was burned and sunk with her cargo in March 1904. The removal was then undertaken by the government and a suit is brought for breach of contract to recover $9,626:79, the cost of the work. The suit against the Trust Company is for the $1,000 bond given to insure Pfohl's performance of the work.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 6, 1909
     
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      STEAMER ASHLEY HAS MISHAP.
      When the master of the steamer J. S. ASHLEY reported having struck an obstruction 100 feet from the old west breakwater at Conneaut, Maj. P. S. Bone, United States engineer, had the area swept and discovered the obstruction was the wreck of the old car-ferry SHENANGO.
      Maj. Bond announces the wreck will be removed as soon as possible, and in the meanwhile a red spar buoy will be placed outside the position of the obstruction.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      July 26, 1916



SHENANGO NO.1 Built August 5, 1895 Car Ferry - Wood
U. S. No. 116688 1941 gt - 1320 nt 282.6' x 53' x 19.4'
Burned while stuck in ice off Conneaut, Ohio, March 11, 1904; 1 life lost.
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio


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Reason: fire
Lives: 4
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1904
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McN.W.18248
Language of Item:
English
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.94756 Longitude: -80.55424
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Shenango No. 1 (Ferry), U116688, fire, 11 Mar 1904