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Metropole (Propeller), U115935, sunk, 1 Aug 1903

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The stern bearing of the steamer METROPOLIS owned by John Stevenson of Detroit loosened 10 miles off Port Austin in Saginaw Bay, allowing the vessel to fill and sink. The METROPOLIS of 900 tons burden, was loaded with staves. The crew lowered a small boat and rowed ashore.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, August 8, 1903
Steam screw METROPOLIS.* U. S. No. 115935. oF 190 tons gross; 114 tons net. Built Huron, Ohio, 1883. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 118.0 x 22.0 x 7.0 Crew of 9.
      * Formerly steam screw SAKIE SHEPHERD
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1902

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: staves
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.04613 Longitude: -82.99411
William R. McNeil
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Metropole (Propeller), U115935, sunk, 1 Aug 1903