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Forester (Barge), lost deck load, 29 Aug 1871

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Barge FORESTER, waterlogged and lost deck load of lumber in Lake Erie.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      WATERLOGGED AND DECKLOAD GONE. - The lumber barge FORRESTER, which is the hull of the old steamer FORRESTER, which ran for years between Detroit and Point
au Barques, arrived here yesterday in a water-logged condition. During the storm of Tuesday, and when off Rondeau, the sea made a breach over her, carrying away about 100,000 feet of the deck load, and filling the hold with water. She was towed into this port by the propeller GROH.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Saturday, September 2, 1871

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Reason: lost deck load
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Freight: lumber
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
William R. McNeil
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Forester (Barge), lost deck load, 29 Aug 1871