The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Mary (Propeller), U ?, fire, 9 Dec 1899

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St. Joseph, December 9. -- The steamer MARY, owned by the G & M. Co. was destroyed by fire at 3 a.m. today, near the company offices at Benton Harbor. Her value was 25,000 , nearly covered by insurance.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      December 10, 1899

Steamer MARY, burned at St. Joseph, December 9, 1899. Owned by Graham B. Morton Co., of Chicago. Approx., value of loss $18,000
      Casualty List for 1899 [total loss]
      Marine Review
      December 21, 1899
      The steamer MARY was sold on Thursday afternoon to the Graham and Norton Co. of Chicago for $15,000 cash. The boat left for Benton Harbor last night, where she will ply between there and Chicago.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, November 17, 1899
The steamer MARY burned at Benton harbor on Saturday morning on Saturady morning was insured for $17,000
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, december 11, 1899
      The hull of the burned steamer MARY will be raised at Benton Harbor, and if her hull can be rebuilt and is in good condition, she can be rebuilt in time for next season.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, December 13, 1899
St. Joseph, May 6. The steamer MARY was launched this afternoon. She was purchased last fall by the G. & M. Co.,and burned at her dock here two weeks later. She has been completely rebuilt and will go on the Chicago run about July 1.
      Chicago Inter Ocean
      May 6, 1900

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.11671 Longitude: -86.45419
William R. McNeil
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Mary (Propeller), U ?, fire, 9 Dec 1899