The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Andrew H. Green (Propeller), U107229, boiler explosion, 5 Jun 1897

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Chicago, June 5. -- The tug ANDREW H. GREEN was blown to atoms at 1:45 this morning by the explosion of her boiler, just after having passed through the Rush Street draw with three mud scows in tow. The explosion was heard for a great distance, and all the buildings in the vicinity were shaken to their foundations. No trace of any of the crew can be found, and there seems to be no doubt that all on board the ill-fated vessel lost their lives. Five men are known to have been on board.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      June 6, 1897

Steam tug ANDREW H. GREEN. U. S. No. 107229. Of79 tone gross. Built Benton Harbor, 1896. DISPOSITION- Abandoned 1911
      Herman Runge Notes

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Reason: boiler explosion
Lives: 5
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.85003 Longitude: -87.65005
William R. McNeil
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Andrew H. Green (Propeller), U107229, boiler explosion, 5 Jun 1897