Monitor (Propeller), U90163, sunk, 19 Aug 1890
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The steambarge MONITOR of Chicago foundered 20 miles NE of Racine during a fierce NW gale on Tuesday afternoon. She was loaded with tan bark and slabs at Pier Port, Mich., for Milwaukee. She began to leak in the storm and suddenly she listed to port and water poured in through the gangway. A small boat was secured and the MONITOR went down in 15 minutes. Four on the sternhouse which floated clear of the wreck and were rescued by those in the 6 foot boat. All 12 occupants were finally picked up two hours later by the schooner MELLIOT.
Port Huron Daily Times
Wednesday, August 20, 1890
The steambarge MONITOR, of Chicago, foundered 20 miles north-west of Racine on Wednesday. The barge was laden with bark and slabs for Milwaukee. The crew of ten barely escaped.
Daily British Whig, Kingston
August 22, 1890
MONITOR Built 1870 Steam tug - Wood
U. S. No. 90163 128 gt - 96 nt 92.5 x 23.0 x 7.6
Lost on August 19, 1890.
Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding List
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Steam screw MONITOR. U. S. No. 90163. Of 128.19 tons gross; 96.51 tons net. Built Detroit, Mich., 1870. Home port, Waukegan, Ill.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884
Propeller MONITOR. Of 105 tons [new tonnage] Built Detroit, Mich., 1870 by Campbell & Owen. Home port, Detroit, Mich. Owned by Hannah & Cole REMARKS : -- Wrecker - No Survey
Vessel Register, 1882
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Wisconsin, United States
- William R. McNeil
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