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Otego (Propeller), U155075, fire, 1895

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Steamer OTEGO, burned in 1895. Value $8,000
      Lake Disasters of 1895 [total losses]
      Door County Advocate, Wis.
      Saturday, January 11, 1896

Capt. M. C. Clark, Thomas Isabel and William Binks of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., have purchased for $500 the burned and sunken steamer OTEGO now lying in the river at Green Bay. After the OTEGO has been pumped out she will be taken to Sturgeon Bay for repairs.
      The Marine Review
      May 11, 1899

      James Myers, of Chicago, has purchased the hull of the steamer OTEGO, which burned at Green Bay several years ago and has been at the bottom of the river there ever since. The wreck is to be raised and rebuilt.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 2, 1900
      The wreck of the burned steamer OTEGO at Green Bay has been bulkheaded and a sandsucker is now engaged in attempting to free the hull of water.
      Detroit Free Press
      September 14, 1900
      Two attempts to float the burned OTEGO at Green Bay have proved failures.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      September 19, 1900
The work of raising the burned steamer OTEGO, at Green bay is progressing slowly, but satisfactory.
      Detroit Free Press
      October 2, 1900
Nothing further has been done to float the wreck of the steamer OTEGO at Green Bay. Those in charge of matters attribute the delay to the non-arrival of steam pumps from Sturgeon Bay , but it is believed in some quarters that the purchaser of the hull is inclined to abandon the undertaking.
      Detroit Free Press
      November 2, 1900

Steam screw OTEGO.* U.S. No. 155075. Of 334.30 tons gross; 228.28 tons net. Built at Port Robinson, Ont., in 1874. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 139.0 x 25.9 x 13.1
      * Formerly British steam screw CITY OF St. CATHARINES.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.02971 Longitude: -87.46094
William R. McNeil
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Otego (Propeller), U155075, fire, 1895