James Reid (1863)
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Final Voyage


"The tug James Reid, towing two scows loaded with cedar ties from Little Bay de Noquet to Chicago, was discovered to be on fire as the tug and tows prepared to enter Sturgeon Bay. The crew made an effort to fight the flames with a firehose, but the water seemed only to spread the flames, which apparently began in the oil room. Finally, after pulling the tug clear of the two scows, the crew escaped in the tug's yawl. The Reid, which was being leased from D.H. Runnels by Capt. Cusick and William Hoffman, eventually sank in eight feet of water and after being stripped, was raised and towed out in Green Bay, where it was allowed to sink in deep water."
Service History


Last Document Surrendered Port Huron 6/30/1887: "Total Loss"
 
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