The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
S. V. R. Watson (Bark), U22284, aground, 1 May 1874

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Bark S.V.R. WATSON, on Graham Shoals, Straits of Mackinac, May 1874. Loss $300.
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1974

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      The wreck of the S.V.R. WATSON still lies in the Niagara River just below the blast furnace, discharging her cargo of damaged grain. On account of the awful staunch arising from the sour grain it was found necessary to unload her outside the city limits, and now the olfatories of the numerous pleasure seekers down the river are saluted by a combination of smells, in comparrison with which Limburger cheese is not to be thought of. For the benefit of all such hope this work will soon be completed.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      August 26, 1874 3-6

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      The wreck of the bark WATSON has been towed up from Black Rock and now lies in Erie Basin where she will probably remain until finally dispaosed of by the underwriters.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      September 22, 1874 3-5

Bark S.V.R. WATSON. U. S. No. 22284. Of 515,80 tons. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $300
Remarks: Got off
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William R. McNeil
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S. V. R. Watson (Bark), U22284, aground, 1 May 1874