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John Lee (Propeller), C100122, fire, 1 Aug 1913

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Steamer JOHN LEE Burned at Port McNicoll
A despatch from Port McNicol on Saturday says One hour and a half after landing a large number of passengers the excursion boat JOHN LEE of Midland caught fife shortly before midnight last night and sank after burning to the waters edge at the wharf across the bay. The JOHN LEE has a license for 300 passengers and has been very busy lately. The Victoria Harbor Lumber Company have reason to congratulate themselves upon the enforcement of their regulation prohibiting boats tieing at their dock where the JOHN LEE landed her passengers yesterday. As it is the outer-breakwater where she lay, is seriously damaged and the new dock for which the Government has appropriated $600,000, is now a necessity. Had the boat caught fire during her trip yesterday with a party of 200 people from here to Parry Sound a 100 mile trip it is believed that few would have been able to escape.
      Owen Sound Sun
      August 12, 1913

      Steamer GERMANIC in Fatal Collision
The Steamer GERMANIC was mixed up in a most distressing accident at Blind River on Friday night, with fatal results. The GERMANIC collided with the fishing tug VICTORIA K. sending her to the bottom and causing the death of Mr. Donald McDonald. The GERMANIC was in the channel coming into Blind River port, and the VICTORIA K. was bound for Meldrum Bay. Engineer Bellrose of the VICTORIA K. saw that through a mistake of signals an accident could not be
averted and reversed the engines but not in time to prevent a collision. Had he not done so the GERMANIC would have struck the VICTORIA K. amidships. The GERMANIC was on her up trip when the accident occurred, having left Owen Sound on Thursday night.
      Owen Sound Sun
      September 9, 1913

Steam screw T. KIDDLE.* Official Canada No. 100122. Of 52 gross tons. Built Wallaceburg, Ont., 1888. 61.0 x 20.6 x 6.8.
      * Renamed JOHN LEE, Sr. - Canada - [T. KIDDLE originally built on the bottom of Tug KELLY]
      Herman Runge List

Steam screw JOHN LEE. Official Canada No. 100122. Of 52 tons gross; 35 tons net. Built Wallaceburg, Ont., 1888. Home port, Wallaceburg. 61.0 x 20.6 x 6.8. Owned by John Lee of Wallaceburg, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1898

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.75011 Longitude: -79.81636
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John Lee (Propeller), C100122, fire, 1 Aug 1913