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Butcher Boy (Propeller), aground\sunk, 1893


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TO RAISE THE BUTCHER BOY.
      Capt. James Quick has left Collingwood with his yacht RED ROVER for Chrtistian Island, says the "Bulletin" to assist in raising the wreck of the steamer BUTCHER BOY, which Mr. H. N. Truesdell recently purchased. The BUTCHER BOY was at one time a small barge and traded out of Port Arthur and Owen Sound. A few years ago while coming down the lake the steamer ran into Christian Island Harbor for shelter and struck a rock, sinking near the Indian Village. ---- Owen Sound Times.
      Meaford Monitor
      Friday, August 23, 1895
     
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      The wreck of the BUTCHER BOY lies to the west of the Government Dock on Christian Island, it tried to make the dock in a storm, caught fire and sunk, lies deep in the sand to the west of the dock.
      "The Story of an Island"
      by Sisters L. Trautman & A. O'Connor
     
NOTE:-- It is suggested that the wreck the 'Sisters' alluded to was in fact the remains of the tug SAUCY JIM, the BUTCHER BOY, was raised from Christian Island.

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      BUTCHER BOY, ex A. H. MORRISON ex U. S. Lighter BANNAH B. -- Built Bay City, Mich., 1879. Rebuilt Port Arthur 1884, again rebuilt 1893 (place unknown). 96 x 21 x 7 and 214 tons. Ended up as a steam barge and sunk in Georgian Bay 1902.
      Preliminary List of Canadian Merchant Vessels.
      Inland & Coastal, !809 - 1933.


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Reason: aground\sunk
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1893
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McN.W.22786
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Butcher Boy (Propeller), aground\sunk, 1893