The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Witch of the West (Propeller), U26345, fire, 16 Sep 1882

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Bay City, Mich., Sept. 18. -- On Saturday afternoon the tug WITCH OF THE WEST, owned by Captain Will Gordon, while towing a raft up the river took fire off Stone Island and had her upperworks completely destroyed. She is partially sunk with her hull and machinery all right. She was insured for $5,000.
      The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, September, 1882

Steam screw WITCH OF THE WEST. U. S. No. 26345. Of 23.10 gross tons; 11.55 tons net. Built Petty's Island, N.J., in 1856. Home port, Bay City, Mich. 59.0 x 13.0 x 5.0. Of 48 Nominal horsepower.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885

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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.59447 Longitude: -83.88886
William R. McNeil
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Witch of the West (Propeller), U26345, fire, 16 Sep 1882