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George H. Van Vleck (Propeller), U150042, fire, 3 Aug 1914


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Steam screw GEORGE H. VAN VLECK.* U.S. No. 150042. Of 1,020 tons gross. Built 1875. On August 3, 1914, vessel burned at Duluth Harbor with 17 persons on board. No lives lost.
      Loss Reported of American Vessels
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1915


      Steam screw GEORGE H. VAN VLECK.* U.S. No. 150042. Of 1,020 tons gross; 940 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1875. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 238.0 x 34.8 x 12.9 and a crew of 15. Freight service. Of 400 indicated horse power.
      * Formerly steam screw PORTAGE.
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1911
     
     
PORTAGE.* Built 1875 Package Freight Prop. - Wood
U. S. No. 150042 1608 gt -1451 nt 238' x 34.8' x 14.6'
Reduced to bulk propeller in 1904.
* Renamed (b) GEORGE H. VAN VLECK -US -1910
Sank in Detroit River near Ecorse, Mich., in December, 1918.
      Buffalo Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great lakes marine research
      Perrysburg, Ohio
     
     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Recovered
Date of Original:
1914
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Local identifier:
McN.W.24839
Language of Item:
English
  • Minnesota, United States
    Latitude: 46.78327 Longitude: -92.10658
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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George H. Van Vleck (Propeller), U150042, fire, 3 Aug 1914