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Hoboken (Barge), sunk, 28 Aug 1920

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Schooner HOBOKEN. U. S. No. 11903. Of 299 tons gross. Built 1868. On August 28, 1920, vessel foundered at Brockville Narrows, Canada. No lives were lost.
      Loss reported for American Vessels
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1921
      Schooner HOBOKEN. U. S. No. 11903. Of 299 tons gross; 284 tons net. Built Clayton, N.Y., 1868. Home port, Ogdensburg, N.Y. 139.5 x 26.0 x 11.0 Crew of 5.
      Merchant vessel List, U. S., 1918

      Lighter Barge Sank At Dock Here Last September
      Marine News On The River
Yesterday morning the wreck of the Lighter Barge HOBOKEN was towed from the shallow water at the J.R.Bresman & Son coal wharf to a point about a quarter of a mile from shore and allowed to sink in the deep waters of the St .Lawrence River, near the Channel. The HOBOKEN was an old Barge that had been converted into a lighter for unloading purposes and all last summer was stationed at the Bresman wharf here, where early in September last, with very little warning, it filled with water and sunk to the bottom. Later in the fall the Barge was abandoned by the owners, the Ogdensburg Coal & Towing Co., who sent a wrecking barge here for the purpose of removing the valuable machinery and equipment from the wreck. This work was accomplished in a few days and the final chapter of the HOBOKEN was written yesterday when towed by a Tug of the Sincennes-McNaughton Line, the craft was taken to deeper water and allowed to sink to Davy Jones' Locker. The operation yesterday did not last over an hour and no difficulty was experienced in the work.
      the Recorder and Times, Brockville
      Wednesday, April 27th. 1921. pp.4

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: none
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William R. McNeil
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Hoboken (Barge), sunk, 28 Aug 1920