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C. W. Wells (Propeller), U126244, fire, 18 Oct 1897

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Amherstburg, October 18 - The vessel reported on fire off Bar Pt. Saturday night proved to have been the tug C.W. WELLS, which is a total loss. The crew lost everything except the clothes they had on.

The tug C.W. WELLS was burned at Bar Point on Saturday. The schooner PRESTO was wrecked at Sand beach on Saturday.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 18, 1897
The tug C.W. WELLS of Detroit, owned by the Horn Bros., was destroyed by fire off Bar Pt. Saturday night. The tug had been rebuilt this spring and was valued at $11,000. There was $2,000 insurance. She was sailed by Capt. Innus.
      Detroit News
      October 18, 1897 8-2

Steam screw C.W. WELLS. U. S. No. 126244. Of 38.06 tons gross; 19.03 tons net. Built at Marine City, Mich., in 1884. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 65.6 x 14.4 x 6.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.055277 Longitude: -83.116388
William R. McNeil
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C. W. Wells (Propeller), U126244, fire, 18 Oct 1897