James Fisk Jr. (Propeller), U15387, fire, 14 Nov 1906
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JAMES FISKE JR. BEACHED AND BURNED.
Detroit, Nov. 15. -- The little wooden steamer, JAMES FISKE Jr., bound light, caught fire last evening and was beached on the American shore near Southeast Bend, St. Clair Flats. Captain Alex Clifford and the crew escaped safely in small boats.
It is reported from the Flats that the boat will probably be completely destroyed. The fire started forward in an unexplained manner. The FISKE is owned by Alvin Peter of Toledo, and operated in the lumber trade. It was built in 1870 and rebuilt 1901.
Buffalo Evening News
November 15, 1906
Steam screw JAMES FISK Jr. U. S. No. 75387. Of 914 tons gross; 737 tons net. Built Buffalo, N.Y., 1870. Home port, Toledo, Ohio. 213.0 x 32.6 x 12.3 Passenger trade. Of 600 indicated horsepower. Crew of 15
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
Steam screw JAMES FISK Jr. U. S. No. 75387. Of 914 tons gross. Built 1870. Home port. Burned November 14, 1906 in St. Clair River with 14 persons on board. No lives lost.
Loss of American Vessels Reported During Fiscial Year 1907
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- William R. McNeil
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