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Sakie Shepherd (Propeller), U115935, fire, 12 Jun 1898

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The steamer SAKIE SHEPHERD was completely destroyed by fire while lying at the wharf at Courtright, Ontario early Tuesday morning . The fire caught at 1 o'clock and the men who were sleeping escaped with only their clothes they had on their backs. The origan of the fire is unknown. The schooner YOUNG AMERICA also caught fire and the stem was burned off.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, June 13, 1898

MARINE NOTES. -- The little steamer SAKIE SHEPHERD, which was badly damaged by fire two years ago in Detroit, is being rebuilt at Marine City. She is being lengthened 18 feet. The SHEPHERD has been lying in the Detroit River until taken over by John Stevenson.
      Milwaukee Library Scrapbook
      July 23, 1900

The steamer SAKIE SHEPHERD, which was recently damaged by fire, is tied up at the docks in Detroit awaiting repairs.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, June 24, 1898
Steam screw SAKIR SHEPHERD. U. S. No. 115935. Of 144.92 tons gross; 98.09 tons net.. Built Huron, Ohio 1883. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 100.0 x 22.0 x 6.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
NOTE:- Although listed as SAKIR SHEPHERD in the Merchant Vessel List's up to 1898. this should read SAKIE

Rebuilt and renamed METROPOLE in 1901

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.33143 Longitude: -83.04575
William R. McNeil
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Sakie Shepherd (Propeller), U115935, fire, 12 Jun 1898