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A. A. Parker (Propeller), U14428, sunk, 19 Sep 1903

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The steamer A.A. PARKER, bound from Superior to Cleveland with iron ore, foundered in Lake Superior 4 miles off Grand Marais on Saturday. The crew of 18 were saved by the life savers at Grand Marais. When the life savers reached the vessel, the deck was almost level with the water and the seas were sweeping over her. A big wave broke into the engine room extinguishing the fires. The crew had scarcely cleared the steamer when she went down bow first. The tugs WESCOTT and M.E.B.A. towed the surfboat and yawl ashore. The PARKER was owned by J.C. Gilchrist and was built in 1884.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 21, 1903

Steam screw A.A. PARKER.* U.S. No. 14428. Of 1,160.84 tons gross; 1,274.24 tons net. Built at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1884. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 246.9 x 38.2 x 20.9
      * Formerly steam screw KASOTA
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1895

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.67081 Longitude: -85.98517
William R. McNeil
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A. A. Parker (Propeller), U14428, sunk, 19 Sep 1903