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Rob Roy (Barge), C94925, sunk, 20 Nov 1915

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ROB ROY Barge, sunk, November 20, 1915 at Erie Harbor, Lake Erie. with 6 feet of water over her. To be floated.
      The Marine Review, February 1916


      The Crew Of Seven Of The ROB ROY Caught In Blizzard This Morning
Erie, Pa. Nov. 20.- Seven men were rescued when the Canadian barge ROB ROY sank in Erie Harbor this morning in a blinding snowstorm. The barge had been loaded too heavily with coal to stand the rough weather, but the Harbor Tug managed to draw it into more shallow water before it went to the bottom. It will be unloaded and raised. The ROB ROY is an old vessel.
The ROB ROY is a coal barge belonging to the Canada Steamship Lines, and she sailed on November 7th., from Toronto to Erie to get a cargo of coal. She Registers about 500 Tons. She is well known in Toronto Harbor, having plied between this city and the Lower Lakes ports all summer. The local office of the Canada Steamship Lines had had no word today of her foundering. Yesterday they received a wire saying that she was lying in Erie Harbor and would not sail until the storm was over.
      Toronto Star
      Saturday, November 20, 1915

Barge ROB ROY. Official Canada No. 94925. Of 341 tons Reg. Built at Picton, Ont. in 1897. Home port, Picton, Ont. 144.0 x 31,0 x 10.3 Owned by A.W. Hepburn, Of Picton, Ont.
      List of Canadian Sailing Vessels on the Registry Books
      of the Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905

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Reason: sunk
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
William R. McNeil
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Rob Roy (Barge), C94925, sunk, 20 Nov 1915