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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, fire, 20 Sep 1909

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THOMAS W. PALMER* Built Aug. 8, 1880 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 145229 1096 gt - 886 nt 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7
* Renamed, (b) SAMOA - US - 1889
Burned at Torch Lake, Michigan, Lake Michigan, September 20, 1909.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

Steam screw SAMOA. U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross. Built 1818. On September 20, 1909 vessel bured at Torch lake, Mich. With 17 persons on board, no lives lost.
      Loss Reported ofg American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1910

Steam screw SAMOA.* U.S. No. 145229. Of 1,096.00 tons gross; 836.56 tons net. Built 1880 at Detroit, Mich. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 205.5 x 34.5 x 17.7 of 900 horse power [nominal].
* formerly steam screw THOMAS W. PALMER.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1889

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.98334 Longitude: -85.3084
William R. McNeil
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Samoa (Propeller), U145229, fire, 20 Sep 1909