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Minnesota (Propeller), U91272, fire, 18 Nov 1903

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The steamer MINNESOTA of the Corrigan fleet burned in the St. Clair River just below Grand Pointe yesterday and it is thought will be a total loss. The steamer was bound up with a cargo of coal.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, November 18, 1903

      The Reid Wrecking Company has begun to remove the wreck of the propeller MINNESOTA in St. Clair River.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, April 22, 1904

      MINNESOTA. -- Wooden bulk freigh steamer of 1,138 tons and 206 feet., launched in 1880 at Milwaukee.
      St. Clair River: On November 18, 1903, this wood hulled bulk freighter caught fire off the village of Walpole Island, near the mouth of the river. While still ablaze, she drifted three miles, to a point opposite Sans Souci, Michigan, and sank.
      by David Swayze

      The Reid Wrecking Company of Sarnia yesterday removed the last of the wreck of the Corrigan propeller MINNESOTA, west of the head of Russel Island, Lake St. Clair.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 4, 1904

Steam screw MINNESOTA. U. S. No. 91272. Of 1,138 tons gross; 903 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1880. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 206.9 x 36.8 x 18.5 Freight service. Crew of 14. 625 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1903

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.5675 Longitude: -82.495833
William R. McNeil
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Minnesota (Propeller), U91272, fire, 18 Nov 1903