The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. D. Hungerford (Barge), aground, 27 Nov 1883

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Barges H.J. MILLS and W.A. SHERMAN, lumber laden from Penetanguishene, arrived in tow of the Tug GLADIATOR. The MIlLS had lost part of her deck load,and was leaking considerably. She brought down extra men to work the pumps. These barges, as well as the S.D. HUNGERFORD, had a rough time of it on Lake Huron last week. They broke away from the GLADIATOR, and nothing has thus far been heard from the HUNGERFORD. There appears to be doubt that she is lost with all hand. She was commanded by Captain William Moore, of this city, and besides a mate and a female cook carried three men. She is owned by Captain Robert Drewery. -- Buffalo Report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 6, 1883

Mr. Lamay, owner of the barge S.D. HUNGERFORD, which has been missing the past three weeks, received a dispatch that she was wrecked on the South Manitoulin Island. The crew are safe. - Buffalo Report.
      Marine Record
      Dec. 27, 1883

S.D. HUNGERFORD of 267 tons, and 17 years of age, a total loss on Lake Huron during 1883. Value $4,000.
      Lost Tonnage on the Lakes in 1883
      Marine Record, December 27, 1883

The Schooner S.D. HUNGERFORD, of Buffalo, left for Tobermoray November 25, bound to Buffalo in tow of the tug GLADIATOR; wind northwest, weather fine; at 3 p.m. the tug got disabled and broke up the tow; we made all sail and continued on our voyage till 9 p.m. when the wind freshened, blowing hard from South Southeast; shortened sail and discovered the vessel leaking very fast; kept away and ran before the gale, and commenced throwing the deckload over board. The heavy sea breaking over the stern swept away the boat and wheelhouse; binnacle gone, and no compass to steer by. November 26, 2 p.m. - Wind veered to west, with snow, blowing a hurricane; six feet of water in the hold; 4 p.m. weather cleared off; saw Manitoulin; ran under Southeast Sound and let go anchor; pumped her next day and got all ready for sea; came on gale from Southwest, vessel dragged anchors ashore. We lived on the Island nineteen days in a tent, short of provisions; left on Sunday, 16th. inst, in an old fishing boat for Tobermoray, and arrived the same evening all right. I wish you to give my kind regards to the people of Canada for their kindness to us in our trouble.
      William Moore . Master, and crew, six all told.
      Marine Record
      Jan. 3, 1884

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,000
Cargo: included
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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William R. McNeil
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S. D. Hungerford (Barge), aground, 27 Nov 1883