The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Albert Miller (Propeller), U105930, fire, 31 Aug 1882

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Special telegram to the Inter Ocean.
Manistee, Mich., Aug. 31. -- The steambarge MILLER was badly burned off Point Sauble this morning. A large propeller passed her, and though signaled to, refused to render any assistance.
      Further Particulars.
      Detroit, Mich., Aug. 31. -- The steambarge ALBERT MILLER, with 300,000 feet of lumber, bound to Chicago, caught fire between Manistee and Point Sable last night, and burned her stern and cabin. She was beached on the Point and her deck load taken off. She was valued at $20,000 and fully insured. She was owned by M. Englemann.
      Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 31. -- The steambarge ALBERT MILLER, lumber laden from Manistee to Chicago, when abreast of Big Point Sable, at 9 o'clock last night, caught fire from her boiler, and all attempts to subdue the flames were fruitless. She was run ashore high and dry on Big Point Sable, where she burned to the water's edge. She was insured for $15,000, and was valued at $20,000, and abandoned to the insurance companies. The following companies held policies:
Continental, $5,000 -- Western, $4,000 -- Mercantile, $3,500 -- and St. Paul, $2,500.
Her crew were removed by the life-saving crew from Big Point Sable.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Aug./Sept., 1882

      TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
      [Inter Ocean Casualty List]
Aug. 30. -- Steam-barge ALBERT MILLER, by fire near Point au Sable. Crew saved.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882

Steam screw, ALBERT MILLER, U. S. No. 105930. Of 283.0 gross tons. Built Algonac, Mich., 1980 at James Bowers shipyard. 141.0 x 26.0 x 9.8. Burned off Point au Sable 1882.
      Herman Runge List

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05778 Longitude: -86.51425
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Albert Miller (Propeller), U105930, fire, 31 Aug 1882