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Bavaria (Barge), U53265, 1905

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Cleveland, Aug. 8. -- The whaleback BAY VIEW and barges BADGER and BARAVIA are on the rocks near New London, Conn., and are full of water. The vessels, which are insured, are in a very dangerous position. A wrecking outfit has been sent to the stranded boats. The BAY VIEW was formerly the A. D. THOMPSON, the BARAVIA was the 109 and BADGER 110. Capt. B. Boutell of Bay City and others bought the BAY VIEW, BADGER and BARAVIA and nine other whalebacks from the Pittsburg Steamship Company last winter and the three vessels that are stranded went to the coast early this season. They have been operating in the coast trade.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, August 8, 1905
      Whaleback barge 109.* U.S. No. 53265. Of 1,227 gross tons; 1,167 net tons. Built at Superior November 15, 1890. 265.0 x 36.0 x 22.0 Steel built.
* Renamed BARAVIA - U.S. - 1905. DISPOSITION:-- Foundered off Montauk point, N.Y., Long Island Sound, January 23, 1914.
      West Superior Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburgh, Ohio.
      Barge BARAVIA.* U.S. No. 53265. Of 1,227 tons gross; 1,167 tons net. Built at Superior, Wis., in 1891. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. Crew of 7.
      *Formerly barge 109.
      [Unrigged] Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1906
      109.* Built Nov. 15, 1890 Whaleback Barge - Steel
U. S. No. 53265. 1227 gt - 1167 nt 265.0 x 36.0 x 22.0
      * Renamed [b] BARAVIA - U.S. - 1905
Foundered January 23, 1914, off Montauk Point, N.Y., Long Island Sound.
      American Barge Co., Superior, Wis., Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Bavaria (Barge), U53265, 1905