The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Nelson (Barge), U, lost foreboom &c., 1 Nov 1883

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The Tug MUSIC reached Bay City on the 22nd. from Munising, Lake Superior, where she was forced to leave her tow - the barges ROSCIUS, EMMA A.MAYES, FAVORITE and NELSON, all coal laden, and bound for Port Arthur, Ontario. The FAVORITE is minus her mainsail and two shrouds and the NELSON her foreboom and her stays. - Bay City Report.
      Marine Record
      Nov. 29, 1883

NOTE: both casualties appear to be rather mixed up ??

Muskegon, Mich., Nov., 15 -- The small schooner TRIO, which left Milwaukee for Muskegon Wednesday night, arrived this morning, and while attempting to make the harbor went high on the beach south of south pier. The life-saving crew saved the men on the vessel.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the schooner CONNIE NELSON, bound from Manitowoc for Ludington with a load of hay and grain, had a hard time of it. She drifted out of L'Anse and appeared off here today, and on trying to make the harbor followed the TRIO and went on the beach. The life-saving crew did gallant work in saving the men on board. Both vessels are high up and safe at present.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, November, 1883

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Reason: lost foreboom &c.
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
William R. McNeil
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Nelson (Barge), U, lost foreboom &c., 1 Nov 1883