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George J. Whelan (Propeller), U207617, sunk, 29 Jul 1930

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Steam screw GEO. J. WHELAN. U. S. No. 207617. Of 1,293 tons gross. Built 1910. On July 29, 1930, vessel foundered at Erie, Pa., with 21 persons on board, 15 lives lost.
      Loss Reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1931

      ERWIN L. FISHER.* Built June 14, 1910 Bulk Propeller - Steel
U. S. No. 207617 1814 gt - 805 nt 220' x 40' x 15.3'
      * Renamed (b) BAYERASHER - Brit - 1916 (Brit 140270)
      (c) PORT DE CAEN - French - 1921
      (d) BAYERASHER - Can - 1922
      (e) CLAREMONT - Can - 1923
      (f) GEORGE J. WHELAN - US - 1930
Foundered 6 miles north of Dunkirk, N.Y., Lake Erie, on July 29, 1930; 35 lives were lost.
      Toledo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 15
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.4795 Longitude: -79.33393
William R. McNeil
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George J. Whelan (Propeller), U207617, sunk, 29 Jul 1930