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Nellie McGilvery (Barge), U52856, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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NELLIE McGILVERY Barge, ashore and total loss at Point Abino, Lake Erie, November 1874. Property loss $8,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

Mr. Rush, who has the contract for releasing the 2 barges stranded at Pt. Abino, says the MCGILVERY is on the ways and ready to be launched as soon as the ice disappears from the shore. He is now procuring blocking and tackle with which to raise the T.H. ORTON.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      April 17, 1875 3-5

The barge McGILVERA, so long ashore at Point Abino, has at last got off.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, July 2, 1875

Barge NELLIE McGILVRA. U. S. No. 52856. Of 427.60 gross tons. Home port, Cleveland.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
Barge NELLIE McGILVRAY. Of 427 tons. Built at Black Rock by H. Williams in 1870. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. REMARKS -- Scow Botton. To be repaired.
      Association of Lake Underwriters
      Vessel Classification, 1876

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $8,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.836111 Longitude: -79.095277
William R. McNeil
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Nellie McGilvery (Barge), U52856, aground, 1 Nov 1874