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Emma A. Mayes (Barge), sunk, 9 May 1884

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The schooner EMMA L. MAYES last Saturday, while off Grand Island, Lake Superior, was jammed in the ice and sunk in 90 fathoms of water. She was in tow of the tug MUSIC which saved the crew. She was bound from Bay City to Port Arthur with coal.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, May 13, 1884

MAYES, E.A. Barge. Home port, Bay City. On May 9, 1884 barge sunk at Grand Island, Lake Superior, with a cargo of coal, and became a total loss. Hull loss $7,000. Cargo loss $2,000. Insured for $7,000.
      Disasters to Lake Vessels, 1884
      Cleveland Herald Nov. 28th. 1884

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Reason: sunk
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $2,000
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.51661 Longitude: -86.66683
William R. McNeil
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Emma A. Mayes (Barge), sunk, 9 May 1884