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Major (Propeller), U76792, sunk, 13 Nov 1913

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Steam screw MAJOR, U. S. Official Number 76792, of 1,864 tons, built 1889, with 18 person on board, foundered November 18, 1913, 30 miles northwest of Whitefish Point, Lake Superior. No lives were lost.
      Loss of American Vessels , 1813
      List of Merchant Vessels of the U.S. A., 1914

Steam screw MAJOR.* U.S. No. 76792. Of 1,864 tons gross; 1,491 tons net. Built at West Bay City, Mich., in 1889. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 283.0 x 41.4 x 20.0 of 1,000 Indicated horse power and a crew of 16.
      *Formerly steam screw JOHN MITCHELL.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1902
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The MAJOR was recovered and became a Canadian vessel, (Can. 134263) scuttled C1956, between Brebeuf Island and Giants Tomb Island, Georgian Bay

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Lives: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76947 Longitude: -84.95258
William R. McNeil
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Major (Propeller), U76792, sunk, 13 Nov 1913