Mears (Barge), U33602, collision, 12 Aug 1871
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Barge MEARS, collided with Schooner NEW LISBON near Sarnia while former was
in tow of Propeller Barge EAST SAGINAW; damage $1,200.
Marine Disasters on the Western
Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall
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On Saturday morning, at 4 o'clock, the steam barge EAST SAGINAW was towing the barge MEARS up the river with a long line, and when opposite Sarnia the MEARS suddenly sheered to right angles with the tug and struck the schr. NEW LISBON, lying at anchor in the stream, striking her port bow and cutting her down to the light water mark. After extricating the barge from the debris the SAGINAW immediately took the NEW LISBON in tow and left her at the shipyard of Messrs. Fitzgerald & Leighton. The wind was blowing terribly at the time, and the MEARS did not mind her wheel. The estimated damage to the NEW LISBON will amount to about $1,200.
Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
Wednesday, August 16, 1871
Barge C. MEARS. U. S. No. 33602. Of 235.86 tons Home port, Chicago, Ill.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
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- Reason: collision
Hull damage: $1,200
Remarks: Uninjured ?
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes