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Iron Chief (Propeller), U100287, sank, 3 Oct 1904

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The propeller IRON CHIEF is now lying in 25 fathoms of water in Lake Huron, about 10 miles northeast of Point Au Barques, as the result of the breaking of her stern pipe. She was crossing Saginaw Bay last night when the accident happened, and the water immediately began to fill the hull, despite the efforts of the crew to stop it. The crew was about to leave when the propeller ANDREW CARNEGIE came and made an effort to tow the water-logged craft to shore, but it was soon found this could not be done. The crew was taken off the IRON CHIEF, and in a few minutes she settled to the bottom. She had a cargo of coal for Fort William. She was one of the old type wooden vessels, built in 1881, and was owned by James Corrigan of Cleveland. She was insured for $30,000.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 1, 1904

      IRON CHIEF * Built July 12, 1881 Bulk Propeller - Wood
U. S. No. 100287 1154 gt - 996 nt 212.0 x 35.0 x 17.0
Broke stern pipe and sank 10 miles northeast of Point Au Barques, Lake Huron, October 3, 1904.
*Built as schooner (1112 gt); completed as propeller, winter, 1881-82.
      Detroit/Wyandotte Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Iron Chief (Propeller), U100287, sank, 3 Oct 1904