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B. F. Ferris (Steamboat), U2721, fire, 1 Jul 1891

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Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
Steamer B.F. FERRIS, plying between Tawas and Caseville burned at the latter place, fire breaking out in the boiler room. She was owned by Turner, of Saginaw, valued at $8,000 and insured for $5,000. The crew escaped with their lives but lost their clothes. The FERRIS met with several accidents during her short career, having been sunk at Saginaw, two years ago.
      Marine Review
      July 30, 1891
      The steamer B.F. FERRIS, plying between Tawas and Caseville, burned at her dock in the port of Caseville Saturday night. The crew barely escaped with their lives. The FERRIS was owned by Henry Turner of Saginaw and was valued at $8,000, and insured for $5,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, July 29, 1891
      During 1891 five boats of the Huron District have gone out of commission. The OSCAR TOWNSEND, OSWEGATCHIE, J.S. RUBY, B.F. PERRIS AND TUG mildred.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, January 16, 1892

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.94113 Longitude: -83.27135
William R. McNeil
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B. F. Ferris (Steamboat), U2721, fire, 1 Jul 1891