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TUG "ALFRED W." SINKS NEAR PORT ARTHUR.
The tug ALFRED W., which left Port Arthur yesterday for Duluth, struck a rock at Pie Island, slipping into deep water and sinking immediately. The crew were taken off in a small boat.
The Buffalo Times
June 29, 1906
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TUG ALFRED W. STRUCK A ROCK.
Port Arthur, Ont., June 29. - While running through a dense fog, the tug ALFRED W., struck a rock here yesterday at Pie Island. The boat slipped off into deep water and immediately sank, leaving the crew of nine struggling for life in the water. A small boat was floated, and all succeeded in swimming to it, and later making land.
The steamer KAMINISTIQUA left yesterday to rescue the crew, who are without food or shelter. The tug belongs to the Duluth & Lake Superior Dredging Company.
Buffalo Evening News
Friday, June 29, 1906
Steam screw ALFRED W. U. S. No. 202643. Of 56 tons gross; 19 tons net. Built Green Bay, Wis., 1905. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 66.2 x 17.0 x 10.6 Of 250 indicated horsepower.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906
NOTE:-- The ALFRED W. U 202643 is listed in the MV 1911, and is presumed to have been recovered from Pie Island.
Tug ALFRED W. U. S. No. 202643. Of 56 tons. Built Green Bay, Wis. 1905. 66.2 X 17.0 X 10.6. Abandoned August 1933.
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