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Sligo (Barge), C72711, aground, 24 Nov 1910

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Cobourg. Nov. 26.--The steamer JUNO, with the barge SLIGO in tow, bound from Belleville to Toronto, loaded with crushed stone, put back during Thursday's storm to Cobourg for shelter. The tow barge missed the pier, let go her anchor, and went on the beach just west of the harbor.
The Cobourg lifeboat crew, with Capt. Rooney in command, went out to her, but the crew of the barge decided to remain on her. The lifeboat crew kept watch during the night, as a heavy sea was rolling, and went out again to the SLIGO in the morning.
      Toledo Blade
      Nov. 26, 1910

Schooner SLIGO. Official Canada No. 72711. Of 284 tons Reg. Built St. Catharines, Ont., 1874. Home port, St. Catharines, Ont. 137.0 x 23.0 x 11.8 Owned by Geo. A. Graham, of Port Arthur, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: crushed stone
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
William R. McNeil
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Sligo (Barge), C72711, aground, 24 Nov 1910