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Thomas Davidson (Propeller), U145482, aground, 14 May 1899

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Word was received that the steamer THOMAS DAVIDSON, on the rocks at Cana island near the entrance of Green Bay at Death's Door, is pounding to pieces. It is laden with iron ore, bound from Escanaba to Chicago. The DAVIDSON is abandoned and a complete wreck. The vessel is owned by Henry Pauley of Milwaukee with no insurance. It is valued at $68,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, May 15, 1899

Steam screw THOMAS DAVIDSON. U. S. No. 145482. Of 2226 gross tons; 1714 tons net. Built Milwaukee, Wis., 1888. Home port, Milwaukee, Wis. 285.8 x 41.7 x 20.4
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1898

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.08805 Longitude: -87.04955
William R. McNeil
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Thomas Davidson (Propeller), U145482, aground, 14 May 1899