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Harold (Barge), U96114, burnt, 18 Nov 1915

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HAROLD Barge, burned to the waters edge at Nesterville, Ontario, while loading lumber. November 18, 1915. Loss estimated at $15,000; towed to nearby island and scuttled. Total loss.
      The Marine Review, February 1916


HAROLD Schooner Barge. Official U. S. No. 96114 Built 1891, of 718 Gross Tons. On November 18, 1915, with a crew of seven on board vessel burned at Spragge, Ontario. No lives lost. Vessel a total loss.
      Loss of American Vessels Reported During
      1916. Merchant Vessel List of U. S. A.1916


Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Nov. 18. (Special) The Barge HAROLD, owned by Winch Tossel ? (unreadable) of Milwaukee, which was loading lumber at the dock of the Thessalon lumber Company, Nesterville, Ontario, was burned to the waters edge this morning with about half a cargo of lumber. It is estimated there was about half a million feet of lumber, which represents a sum of nearly $15,000. The HAROLD was towed to an island nearby and scuttled. It is a total loss.
      Toronto Globe
      Friday, November 19, 1915


HAROLD Schooner Barge. U. S. Official No. 96114. Built West Bay City in 1891. 718 Gross Tons. 682 Net Tons. 190 x 34 x 13 Crew of 6 persons. Home port, Milwaukee.
      Merchant Vessel List of the United States, 1915


NOTE :-a 50 mile Difference between Nesterville and Spragge. With the Toronto Globe account, it would seem safe to ignore the Spragge version.

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $15,000
Cargo: included
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.28336 Longitude: -83.59991
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Harold (Barge), U96114, burnt, 18 Nov 1915