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Iroquois (Propeller), C116364, fire, 27 Oct 1908

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Chicago, Oct. 27. -- A dispatch to the Tribune from Detroit says: Missing its way in a smoke pall over Georgian Bay on Saturday, the steamer IROQUOIS, with 17 passengers and a crew of five, smashed on West Rock and caught fire from an overturned stove. The persons aboard owe their lives to a rafting tug. There was a sea running which made the lowering of lifeboats impossible. Back of the vessel in the smoke was the rafting tug. The IROQUOIS whistled for aid, and the tug dropped its log boom, came steaming through the smoke and took all those on the IROQUOIS aboard.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 27, 1908

Steamer IROQUOIS. Canada No. 116364. Of 240 gross tons. Built Wiarton, Ont. 1902. 104 x 20 x 9 Burnt Spanish Mills, Ont. Oct. 24, 1908
      Preliminary List of Canadian Steamers
      Inland & Coastal, 1809 - 1930

Steam screw IROQUOIS. Official Canada No. 116364. Of 240 tons gross; 153 tons register. Built Wiarton, Ont. 1902. Home port, Goderich, Ont. 104.4 x 20.0 x 8.7 Owned by Goderich Engine & Bicycle Co. of Goderich.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

The J.J. LONG after burning was rebuilt and renamed IROQUOIS.
      Goderich Signal
      August 13, 1903

Steam screw JOHN J. LONG. Official Canada No. 100944. Of 201 tons gross; 137 tons register. Built Collingwood, Ont. 1894. Home port, Collingwood, Ont. 97.5 x 20.0 x 9.2 Owned by C. Nobel, of Collingwood, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.105277 Longitude: -82.1925
William R. McNeil
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Iroquois (Propeller), C116364, fire, 27 Oct 1908