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Orinoco (Propeller), U155317, lost anchor, 1 Oct 1907

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Portage River Unobstructed,
      Houghton, Mich., June 5. -- The Zenith Dredge Company of Duluth has just finished dredging a 22-foot channel through Portage river, and all known ubstructions to navigation have been removed. Just before the job was completed a 3500-pound anchor, lost by the steamer ORINOCO last October, was brought up.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, June 5, 1908

Steam screw ORINOCO. U. S. No. 155317. Of 2,226 tons gross; 1,928 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1898. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 295.0 x 44.0 x 21,0 Freight service. crew of 18, Of 800 indicated horsepower.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1921

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Reason: lost anchor
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 47.01215 Longitude: -88.4604
William R. McNeil
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Orinoco (Propeller), U155317, lost anchor, 1 Oct 1907