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Kittie M. Forbes (Propeller), U14413, fire, 21 May 1902

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The steamer KITTY FORBES burned at the Flats on Wednesday evening. A lamp in the engine room exploded and caused the fire.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, May 23, 1902

KITTlE M. FORBES. Built April, 1883 Bulk Propeller -Wood
U. S. No. 14413 968 gt -775 nt 209' x 34.9' x 14.1'
Burned on May 21, 1902, below Stag Island, St. Clair River.
      Frank Wheeler & Co., West Bay City Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio

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The wooden steamer KITTY M. FORBES which burned to the water's edge about 6 weeks ago, and was beached on the Canadian side of the St. Clair River opposite the Star Island House has been raised by Captain H.W. Baker of the wrecker T.W. SNOOK. The wrecker expects to leave tonight for the shipyard at Algonac where the FORBES will be rebuilt.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, July 10, 1902

Pfhol & Son of Buffalo have decided not to rebuilt the steamer FORBES which burned in the St. Clair River last season.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, June 26, 1903

The tugs GORMAN and C. M. BURTON left Detroit Friday afternoon, towing a dipper dredge, three lighters, and the hull of the steamer KITTY M. FORBES. The FORBES has been lying in the Twenty-fourth street "boneyard" since the fire on her at the Flats, about two years ago. It is learned that the FORBES had been purchased by Fort William parties and will be converted into a lighter. The entire tow was bound for Fort William.
      Detroit Free Press
      Sat., May 27, 1905

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    Latitude: 42.882777 Longitude: -82.463888
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Kittie M. Forbes (Propeller), U14413, fire, 21 May 1902