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Florence Lester (Barge), aground, 15 Nov 1871


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Barge FLORENCE LESTER, cargo lumber, ashore at Rond Eau; got inside.
      Marine Disasters on the Western
      Lakes during 1871, Capt. J.W. Hall

      . . . . .

GONE A WRECKING. - The tug JOHN MARTIN was chartered at Detroit Friday to
proceed with a steam pump to Rond Eau, to raise the lumber laden barge FLORENCE
LESTER, which is reported sunk at that point. She was on route to Ogdensburgh, and
encountered the storm when below Point Au Pelee.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      Monday, November 20, 1871


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Notes:
Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1871
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.6606
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.2975 Longitude: -81.888611
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Florence Lester (Barge), aground, 15 Nov 1871