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Finch (Scow), C...., sunk, 2 Aug 1883


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The Scow FINCH was sunk Tuesday last in Lake Erie, about six miles up the Canadian shore from Buffalo. She was in tow of a tug, when the wind freshened up and the seas washed into her, and she went down in about fifty feet of water. Her crew were rescued by the tug which had her in tow. Buffalo Report
      Marine Record
      Aug. 9, 1883

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      The sand barge FINCH on her way from Pt. Abino in tow of the tug A.I. HOLLOWAY yesterday sprung a leak and sank in deep water. No lives were lost.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 3, 1883 4-2

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      About 4:00 yesterday afternoon the scow FINCH sank off Windmill Pt. in about 50 ft. of water. The tug A.I. HOLLOWAY left Pt. Abino with the FINCH in tow, sand laden, shortly before that time there being a little wind. The wind soon freshened up, and became squally, and the scow filled up and went down. Capt. Valiqueitt and his mate took to the small boat, but this was swamped. The HOLLOWAY then picked up the two men and then came into harbor. The outfit of two campers at the Point and a dog were in the cabin of the FINCH and went down with her.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 3, 1883 1-10



The scow FINCH was sunk Thursday afternoon in Lake Erie, about six miles up the Canadian shore from Buffalo. She was in tow of a tug, when the wind freshened up and the seas washed into her, and she went down in about fifty feet of water. Her crew were rescued by the tug which had her in tow.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, August, 1883
     

      It is said that the sand barge FINCH, which foundered off Windmill Pt. on Thursday (2nd.), was not down to within a foot of her loading line. When the trip began the wind was fairly brisk, but its increase soon kicked up a heavy sea, until the boat filled and sank.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      August 4, 1883 4-6


FINCH, river barge of 178 tons. Built by F. Cantin at Quebec in 1871. Owned by Holcomb & Stewart. Home port, Montreal. Value $3,200. Class 2. Of 11,500 bushel wheat capacity. - Last Survey, March 1874.
      Association of Canadian Lake Underwriters, 1874
     
     
FINCH, Barge. Built Quebec 1871. Of 164 tons reg. Home port, Montreal. Owned by Thomas Murdock, Point Abino. 105.0 x 22.6 x 7.1.
      list of Vessels on the Reggistry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada, on December 31, 1886
     
     








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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: sand
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1883
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9129
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Finch (Scow), C...., sunk, 2 Aug 1883