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Puritan (Propeller), U150396, fire, 31 Dec 1895

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At 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the steamer PURITAN, owned by Seymour Bros., burned at the dock in Manistee. She is a total loss $70.000
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, January 2, 1896
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The old year's record ended with the partial destruction on December 31st by fire of the Graham & Norton steamer PURITAN which was lying in winter quarters at manistee.
      Lake Disasters of 1895
      Door County Advocate
      Saturday, January 11, 1896
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      Steamer PURITAN burned at the dock at Manistee and sunk. Contract made to raise vessel and salvage boiler and engine. The PURITAN burned about 1895.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 17, 1898

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Steamer PURITAN, burned on Dec. 31, 1895. Value $30,000
      Lake Disasters of 1895 [total losses]
      Door County Advocate, Wis.
      Saturday, January 11, 1896
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Propeller PURITAN, U. S. 150396. Built 1887 at Benton Harbor. 172 x 23 x 12.8
      1895 Blue Book of American Shipping

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Steam screw PURITAN. U. S. No. 150396. Of 289.67 tons gross; 163.09 tons net. Built Benton Harbor, Mich., in 1887. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich. 172.0 x 23.0 x 12.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895


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Reason: fire
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.24445 Longitude: -86.32425
William R. McNeil
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Puritan (Propeller), U150396, fire, 31 Dec 1895