The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Forester (Barge), waterlogged, 1 Nov 1871

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Barge FORESTER, cargo lumber, waterlogged on Lake Huron.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

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      LUMBER LOST. - The barge NIAGARA, formerly the propeller of that name, which arrived at Detroit in company with the barge FORESTER, while off Pointe aux Barques, lost overboard some 20,000 feet of her deck load of lumber. The tow, which consisted of three barges, are on the way to Tonawanda. The barge FORESTER was waterlogged when she arrived at Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 15, 1871

      BARGE WATERLOGGED. - A barge, said to be the FORESTER, passed detroit Monday in tow of the steam barge EDITH, in a water-logged condition.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 18, 1871

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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Forester (Barge), waterlogged, 1 Nov 1871