The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, aground, 20 Nov 1903

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Marinette, Wis., Nov. 21. -- The steamboat BALDWIN, bound from Green Bay to Buffalo, sank last night off Long Tall Point in Green Bay, ten miles north of this city. In trying to force her way through ice packs, her bottom was pierced and she sank in about eight fathoms of water. Captain Bronson, heard the signals of distress and managed to pull alongside the BALDWIN in time to take off the crew of 12 men and the captain. The BALDWIN was loaded with about half a million feet of lumber.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Sunday, November 22, 1903

The propeller S. C. BALDWIN, which was wrecked off Menominee last fall and remained in the ice all winter, is now safely moored in Green Bay harbor. A channel was cut through the ice to take the boat through. She is in bad condition, but temporary repairs will be made and she will be taken to Sturgeon Bay and placed in dry dock. Her hold is full of lumber.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, April 30, 1904

S.C. BALDWIN Built March 3, 1871 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U.S. No. 23957 412 gt - 356 ut 160.0 x 30.0 x 11.0
Reduced to barge in 1904; foundered August 27, 1908 off Twin Rivers Point, Wis,, Lake Michigan; 1 life lost.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

Steam screw S.C. BALDWIN. U. S. No. 23957. Of 418.18 tons. Home port, St. Clair, Mich. Of 287 nominal horsepower.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.10776 Longitude: -87.61427
William R. McNeil
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S. C. Baldwin (Propeller), U23957, aground, 20 Nov 1903