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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Date of Original:
1915
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Local identifier:
McN.W.9974
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.28336 Longitude: -83.59991
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Harold (Barge), U96114, burnt, 18 Nov 1915