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Chenango (Propeller), U126431, fire \ sunk, 10 Apr 1890

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The steambarge CHENANGO, grain laden from Toledo to Buffalo, took fire when off Erie Friday night and now lies in 4 fathoms of water a mile and 3/4 noth of the harbor entrance.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 14, 1890

The CHENANGO, burned and sunk off Erie, is to be raised by the underwriters.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 10, 1890

      Wrecker McMoran of Port Huron has offered to raise the burned CHENANGO for $15,000. The underwriters think the price too steep and will ask for a better figure.
      Buffalo Evening News
      May 21, 1890
      The CHENANGO has been floated. Capt. D. W. Robinson has gone to Erie to take charge for the underwriters.
      Buffalo Evening News
      June 24, 1890
Steam screw LIZZIE MADDEN.* U.S. No. 126431. Of 690.89 tons gross; 517.85 tons net. Built at Detroit, Mich., in 1887. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 175.0 x 34.0 x 13.0
      * Formerly steam screw CHENANGO.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1892

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Reason: fire \ sunk
Freight: grain
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Chenango (Propeller), U126431, fire \ sunk, 10 Apr 1890