Rappahannock308′ Wooden FreighterJackfish Bay85′48° 48.77′ N  
86° 57.78′ W

Rappahannock (Propeller), U111083, sunk, 25 Jul 1911

Bay City, Mich., July 27. — The steamer RAPPAHANNOCK, owned by Capt. James Davidson of this city, sank off Jackfish Point, Ont., in the 70-mile gale that swept Lake Superior Tuesday night, but her crew was saved. Her tow, the barge MONTEZUMA, is somewhere on the lake and the steamer SACRAMENTO of the Davidson fleet left the Soo last night in search of her. Both vessels were coal-laden, Ashtabula to Duluth. 
      The RAPPAHANNOCK sprang a leak in mid-lake and Capt. W. A. Rattray of Algonac headed her for Jackfish. Before reaching the harbor the vessel filled so fast that she was run aground on Jackfish Point in 18 feet of water. The crew was barely off when the vessel, which had begun to break up, slipped off the Point into 50 feet of water. She will be abandoned. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      Thursday, July 27, 1911 

Detroit, Mich., July 28. — The barge MONTEZUMA, of the Davidson Steamship Company’s fleet, which broke away from the steamer RAPPAHANNOCK in the gale on Lake Superior Tuesday, has been found at anchor off Grand Island by the steamer SACRAMENTO and Is being towed to Duluth. 
      Buffalo Evening News 
      Friday, July 28, 1911 5 – 3 

Steam screw RAPPAHANNOCK. U. S. No. 111083. Of 2,380 tons gross. Built 1895. On July 25, 1911, the vessel foundered off Jackfish Bay, Lake Superior. With 18 persons on board. No lives were lost. 
      Loss Reported of American Vessels 
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1912 

Steam screw RAPPAHANNOCK. U. S. No. 111083. Of 2,380 tons gross; 1,911 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1895. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 308.1 x 42.5 x 20.2 Freight service. The crew of 17. Of 1,200 indicated horsepower. 
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1911 

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