Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Tourist (Steamboat), U145742, fire, 6 Sep 1898
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St. Joseph, Sept. 6 - The river stmr. TOURIST, caught fire while lying at her dock tonight and burned to the water's edge. She was built 2 years ago for the trade up the St. Joseph River and cost $4,000. The fire started in the engine room and spread rapidly. Drake and Wallace owned the steamer.
      Milwaukee Scrapbook
      September 7, 1898

      . . . . .
      The small river steamer TOURIST was not totally destroyed by fire at St. Joseph as reported. Her damage is now estimated at $2,000.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, September 13, 1898

Stern wheel Steam paddle TOURIST. U. S. No. 145742. Of 66 gross tons. 45 net tons. 67.1 x 17 x 4.4 Built 1897 at St. Joseph. Home port, Grand Haven, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List of
      the United States, 1900

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Reason: fire
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.10976 Longitude: -86.48002
William R. McNeil
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Tourist (Steamboat), U145742, fire, 6 Sep 1898