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Fedora (Propeller), U120746, fire, 20 Sep 1901

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September 20, 1901. -- Steamer FEDORA, without cargo, destroyed by fire near Chequamogon, lake Superior.
      Wrecks on the great lakes
      Casualty List for 1901
      Marine Record
      January 11, 1902

Capt. F. A. Fick, who was in command of the steamer FEDORA when she burned, a few days ago, on her way into Ashland, where she was going to load ore, says that the vessel was beached barely in time to save the lives of the crew. They could not leave her in a life boat, as the engineer was driven to the deck in such a hurry that he did not have time to stop the engines, and the burning ship went along at full speed until she was pointed up on the shore. The fire resulted from the explosion of a lamp in the engine room in close proximity to oil tanks.
      Marine Review
      September 26, 1901

      The underwriters are said to be in receipt of a number of bids for the engine and boiler of the burned steamer FEDORA.
      Marine Record
      October 16, 1901
The underwriters have sold the burned steamer FEDORA for $2,500 to the Red Cliff Lumber Company of Duluth. The buyer will raise the wreck and convert her into a lumber barge of large capacity. The fact that she was not burned below the water line maked it possible to easily convert her into a fine lumber-carrier.
      Marine Record
      November 3, 1901
Steam screw FEDORA. U. S. No. 120746. Of 1,848 gross tons; 1,476 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1889. Home port, Erie, Pa. 282.2 x 41.5 x 20.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 46.65022 Longitude: -90.84713
William R. McNeil
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Fedora (Propeller), U120746, fire, 20 Sep 1901