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Boss (Fish tug), U3191, sunk, 1 Jan 1885

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The tug BOSS, owned by G. LaFond, was stolen from Two Rivers some two years since, and notwithstanding a continuous search her whereabouts is as yet unknown.
      The Detroit Tribune
      July 6, 1886

      Two Rivers, Wis., May 23. -- The fishing tug BOSS, which disappeared from this place on the night of Jan. 17, 1885, was found about four miles from here, sunk in twenty feet of water by two divers while at work yesterday. The tug is in good condition and will be raised as soon at the weather permits. The BOSS was owned by Allie & Le Found and valued at $3,000.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      May 24, 1897

Steam screw BOSS. U. S. No. 3191. Of 11.32 tons gross. Built Fort Howard, Wis, 1882. Home port, St. Joseph, Mich. Of 15 moninal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 44.15388 Longitude: -87.56925
William R. McNeil
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Boss (Fish tug), U3191, sunk, 1 Jan 1885