The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
John Mitchell (Propeller), U76792, fire, 12 Dec 1901

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Cleveland, O., Dec. 12. -- The steamer JOHN MITCHELL, which is in No. 2 drydock, caught fire at noon today. The blaze started between decks in the forward part of the ship, and did not get to the after end. The damage cannot be ascertained without a survey.
      Duluth News-Tribune
      December 13, 1901
Steam screw JOHN MITCHELL. U. S. No. 76792. Of 1,864 tons gross; 1,491 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1889. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 283.0 x 41.4 x 20.0 Freight service.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1901
      Hull No. 47
JOHN MITCHELL* Launched April 3, 1889 bulk propeller (wood)
      U. S. No. 76792 1864 Gross Tons - 1491 Net Tons 283' x 14.4' x 20'
      * Renamed (a) MAJOR - U.S. - 1902
      (b) MAJOR - Can. - 1914
      Became Canadian 1914. Can. Official No. 134263, retained name as converted to a floating dry-dock in 1920 at Midland, Ont. Partially burned at Penetang, Ont., August 3, 1931. Hull scuttled in Midland Bay. Raised April 1962, and sunk between Brebeuf and Giants Tomb Islands.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Ship Building master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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John Mitchell (Propeller), U76792, fire, 12 Dec 1901