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Nellie Torrent (Propeller), U130206, fire, 22 Jun 1899

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The steamer NELLIE TORRENT, bound down from Lake Superior with a cargo of lumber, burned to the water's edge abreast Point Au Frame. The fire was first discovered in the hold of the vessel, but had attained so much headway in the inflamable cargo that it was impossible to check it, and the vessel was beached and scuttled on Lime Island. After fighting the fire as long as possible the crew got safely ashore. The cargo of lumber is a total loss, and there is probably not enough left of the steamer to be worth saving.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, June 24, 1899

Steamer NELLIE TORRENT, burned at the head of Lake Huron on June 22, 1899. Owned by G.W. Jackson of Bay City. Value of vessel $500. Approx. value of loss $12,000.
      Casualty List for 1899 [total loss]
      Marine Review
      December 21, 1899
      Port Huron, Mich., June 26. - Boynton & Thompson are wrecking on the steamer E.F. GOULD at Oscada, recently purchased by them. The boat will be raised and rebuilt. Boynton & Thompson have also purchased the wreck of the steamer NELLIE TORRENT, destroyed by fire at Lime Island at the Soo, and will raise it.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      June 27, 1900

Steam screw NELLIE TORRENT. U. S. No. 130206. Of 302 gross tons; 276 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1881. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 140.5 x 28.7 x 10.7. Of 175 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.08641 Longitude: -83.9989
William R. McNeil
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Nellie Torrent (Propeller), U130206, fire, 22 Jun 1899