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ASHORE IN GEORGIAN BAY
Alpena, Mich. Nov. 13. -- The steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN is ashore in Georgian Bay. The tug JOHN OWEN has been dispatched to her assistance with steam pumps and other wrecking outfit.
November 13, 1901
BURNED TO THE WATER'S EDGE.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 14. -- Word has been received here by Capt. James McLarty of the Smith Transportation Company that the steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN and consort H. J. WEBB are on the rocks at Dartch Island, Georgian Bay. The CHAMBERLAIN was built in 1874, and is valued at $10,000.
Alpena, Mich., Nov. 14. -- The steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN and schooner H. J. WEBB which stranded on the reef in Georgian Bay some days ago, both burned to the water's edge last night. The fire began in the engine room of the CHAMBERLAIN and then spread to the WEBB. Both were insured against fire.
Duluth News Tribune
November 14, 1901
The steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN and barge H. J. WEBB, whose destruction by fire after stranding in Georgian Bay was announced yesterday, were both old vessels. The CHAMBERLAIN was built at Marine City and came out in 1874. She rated A 2 and had a gross measurement of 279 tons. The WEBB was built at Vermiliom, O., and came out in 1869. Her rating was A 2 also, and gross measurement 431 tons.
Duluth News Tribune
November 15, 1901
The PORTER CHAMBERLAIN and barge WEBB both burned while agriund Monday at Georgian Bay. The two boats were valued at $19,000.
Port Huron Daily Times
Friday, November 15, 1901
November 11, 1901. -- Steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN, lumber laden, stranded on Dartch Island, Georgian Bay and burned.
Wrecks of the Great Lakes
Casualty List for 1901
January 11, 1902
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., November 20. -- The crews of the steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN and Consort WEBB, which were burned in Georgian Bay recently when ashore, passed through here today on their way home.
Duluth news Tribune
November 22, 1901
Capt. A. Mills of the barge H, J. WEBB, which with the steamer PORTER CHAMBERLAIN was burned while aground near Dartch Island, Georgian Bay, thinks the fire was caused by sparks from a little wood-burning tug. The Smith Transportation Company, owner of the two vessels, loses about $7,500. The CHAMBERLAIN valued at $8,000 was insured for $4,500, and the WEBB, valued at $7,000 carried but $3,000 insurance.
November 27, 1901
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Steam screw PORTER CHAMBERLAIN. U. S. No. 150067. Of 279 tons gross; 204 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1874. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 134.0 x 26.0 x 10.8
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899
Steam screw PORTER CHAMBERLAIN. U. S. No. 150067. Of 279.54 gross tons; 204.96 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1874. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 134.0 x 26.0 x 10.8
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891
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