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Toltec (Propeller), U145518, aground/burned, 4 Sep 1919


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Steam screw TOLTEC. U. S. No. 145518. Of 767. Built Marine City, 1889. 191.3 x 32.6 x 13.8
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S, 1891


Steam screw TOLTEC. U. S. No. 145518. Of 767.28 tons gross; 621.57 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich. 1889 by David Lester. 191.3 x 32.6 x 13.8 Built and operated for one year as a schooner barge, then became a steamer. Beached and burned in St. Lawrence River near Prescott, September 4, 1919
      Herman Runge Notes
     
     
NOTE: Regarding a wreck 1/4 mile below Prescott and claimed to be the remains of the side-wheel steamer ROTHSAY. In point of fact it is most likely the American propeller TOLTEC which burned and sank in the general area Sept. 4. I9I9.
In 1962 divers claimed to have found the remains of the ROTHESAY and removed two anchors from the wreck and claimed that the bottom was almost intact. However in checking the record of ROTHSAY, you will note that the anchors and other parts of her outfit was ordered sold by auction and the hull blown up, this might indicate that the wreck would likely not be that of the ROTHSAY.


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Notes:
Reason: aground/burned
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1919
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Local identifier:
McN.W.25248
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.71681 Longitude: -75.51604
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Toltec (Propeller), U145518, aground/burned, 4 Sep 1919