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Milwaukee (Barge), sunk, 15 Nov 1883

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MILWAUKEE Barge, foundered November 15,1883. App. value $28,000 app. loss $28,000.
      Casualty List for 1883
      Toronto Globe, Dec. 4,1 883

MILWAUKEE of 385 Tons, and 11 years of age. Valued at $7,000. Became a total loss on Lake Ontario during 1883.
      Lost Tonnage on the lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883
On Lake Ontario, the barge MILWAUKEE with a crew of seven men was lost in Sunday's storm.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, November 17, 1883

MILWAUKEE Barge of 352 Tons Reg. Home port, Montreal and 11 years of age, bound from Charlotte to Kingston, foundered near the Real Duck Islands in a gale of November 10,1883. She was a total loss with 7 lives. Amount of loss Hull $7,000. Cargo $2,000
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty for 1883
      Department of Marine and Fisheries

      The master of the barge MILWAUKEE foundered on Lake Ontario with six men, was C. Langevin, who leaves a wife and 6 children, the youngest being but a few days old. One of the crew was Adelis Foster.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 20, 1883 3-4

Nothing has been seen of the missing barge MILWAUKEE except a few pieces of oak with spikes in them, supposed to be part of the wreck. She has no doubt gone down with all hands, as every place to which she would likely drift with a northwest wind has been searched.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 21, 1883 3-4

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 7
Hull damage: $7,000
Cargo: $2,000
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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Milwaukee (Barge), sunk, 15 Nov 1883