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Bannockburn (Propeller), C102093, sunk, 25 Nov 1902

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Toronto, Ont., Nov. 28. -- Word has reached here that the steamer ALGONQUIN met the BANNOCKBURN on Friday noon. She should have reached the Soo early Saturday. The captain of the ALGONQUIN says he saw the BANNOCKBURN passing and shortly afterwards remarked how quickly she had gone out of sight. He now fears an explosion may have occurred. The BANNOCKBURN usually carried a crew of 18 to 20 men.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 28, 1902
      BANNOCKBURN Now Believed To Have Foundered In Lake Superior With All Hands.
Chicago, Nov. 29. - A special to the Record-Herald from Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., says: The steamer BANNOCKBURN with her crew of twenty men is given up for lost by local marine men. The report received last night that she was ashore near Michipicoten seems to be without foundation. The belief that the steamer has met with disaster is strengthened by the fact that the steamer ROCKFELLER, which arrived here today, reported passing through wreckage off Standard Rock. This is supposed to be from the missing boat. The wrecking tugs BOYNTON and FAVORITE have made a search along the north shore of Lake Superior without finding any trace of the Canadian steamer. The accepted theory is that the BANNOCKBURN foundered in mid lake and went down with all on board.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 30, 1902

The steamer BANNOCKBURN with her crew of 20 men is given up for lost by marine men. The wrecking tugs BOYNTON snd FAVORITE are looking for her. The BANNOCKBURN sailed from Fort William with 95,000 bushels of wheat on November 20.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, December 1, 1902
The first authentic evidence bearing on the fate of the steamer BANNOCKBURN which sailed from Fort William over a month ago and never seen again, came to light on Friday when the Captain of the Grand Marais Lifesaving Station found a life preserver from the missing boat on the beach.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, December 13, 1902

Steam screw BANNOCKBURN. Official Canada No. 102093. Of 1620 tons gross; 1035 tons reg. Built Middlesborough, England, 1893. Home port, Montreal, Que. 245.0 x 40.1 x 18.4 Owned by Montreal Transportation Co., Montreal, Que.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 20
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Bannockburn (Propeller), C102093, sunk, 25 Nov 1902