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Charles W. Parker (Propeller), U125222, explosion, 1879

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The tug C. W. PARKER was running yesterday and presented a fine appearance. It is claimed that she is a better boat now than she was the day she was launched. The horrible explosion and sacrifice of life on the PARKER last season need only to be alluded to to attract attention to the boat. Mr. Jacob Johnson is now the owner, and that he made a great bargain by buying the wreck and machinery is evident to everyone. He paid $400 and now has a boat worth at least $7,500. The work of rebuilding the hull was done by Burns, and it is needless to say that it was well done.
      The J.W. Hall Great lakes Marine Scrapbook, May, 1880
Steam screw CHARLES W. PARKER. U. S. No. 125222. Of 36.42 tons gross; 18.21 tons net. Built Chicago, Ill., 1873. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 66.8 x 15.0 x 7.6
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.41947 Longitude: -83.95081
William R. McNeil
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Charles W. Parker (Propeller), U125222, explosion, 1879