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Sailor Boy (Propeller), U116393, aground, 11 Jul 1900

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The steamer SAILOR BOY, which formerly plied on the Saginaw River, but for some years has been in the excursion business in Chicago harbor, went ashore Wednesday afternoon at the north end of Lincoln Park seawall. Ten passengers were restrained from the deck of the steamer. They were all put ashore safely. The steamer is on a sandy bottom, and it is thought that the hull is not hurt any. The owner, Robert Armstrong, estimates the loss at $400, principally from damage to furnishings. The SAILOR BOY hails from Bay City. It has been on the lakes a number of years, but never had an accident before.
      Saginaw Courier-Herald
      July 13, 1900
Steam screw passenger SAILOR BOY. U. S. No. 116393. oF 162.96 tons gross; 111.91 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich.,1891 Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 91.0 x 24.0 x 6.5
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 41.94698 Longitude: -87.63894
William R. McNeil
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Sailor Boy (Propeller), U116393, aground, 11 Jul 1900