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Barge 110 (Whaleback), U53266, 28 Apr 1891


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The whaleback barges 110 and 111 will be launched at Duluth today if the ice will permit.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      April 28, 1891
     

      McDOUGALL'S TWINS.
      The launching of the two new McDougall Whaleback barges, No. 110 and No. 111, at West Superior, was quite an event. More than 10,000 people were present, including Colgate Hoyt and a party of eastern capitalists.
      As No. 110 slid into the water, it caused a huge wave to strike a scaffolding supporting another whaleback now building, and it looked at one time as if a dangerous accident would result, as the barge not yet completed was crowded with spectators and threatened to fall from the stocks at any moment. At 3:45 No. 111 was launched amid deafening cheers.
      The dimensions of the whalebacks are: Length, 265 feet, 36 feet beam, and 22 feet depth of hold. The carrying capacity of each vessel is 2,500 gross tons of ore or about 83,000 bushels of wheat. Five more boats of the same pattern are now in the stocks, two of which are nearly completed. One is to be used as a tank boat for the Standard Oil Company.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      May 1, 1891



      Barge 110. U.S. No. 53266. Of 1,227 tons gross; 1,167 tons net. Built at Superior, Wis., in 1896. Home port, Duluth, Minn. 265.0 x 36.0 x 22.0
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1904 [iron and steel vessels]
     
     
     
      Barge BADGER.* U.S. No. 53266. Of 1,296 tons gross; 1,218 tons net. Built at Superior, Wis., in 1891. Home port, New York, N.Y. Crew of 5. Steel built.
      *Formerly barge 110.
      [Unrigged] Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1917


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launch, Duluth
Date of Original:
1891
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McN.E.10624
Language of Item:
English
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William R. McNeil
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Barge 110 (Whaleback), U53266, 28 Apr 1891