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Richard "Steam" Symmes

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Turner Center Creamery Cans were on the Steamer "PORTLAND"
« on: April 01, 2016, 01:14:53 AM »
At the northern tip of Cape Cod on Sunday evening, lifesaver John Johnston was scouring the edge of the surf when he found several empty 40-quart cans from Turner Center Creamery in Maine and a cork-filled life jacket with the words "Str. Portland." Battered pieces of wreckage followed. Overnight, bodies started to wash ashore — 21 in the first few days, a total of 40 within weeks

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From a history of the PORTLAND sinking in 1898.
  Richard W. Symmes