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Dictator (Barge), U6208, aground, 1 Nov 1874

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DICTATOR Barge, ashore in Pigeon Bay, Lake Erie, November 1874. property loss $3,000
      Casualty List for 1874
      Chicago Inter-Ocean, Dec. 25, 1874

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      We learn that the barge DICTATOR of Buffalo, light, went ashore yesterday at Pigeon Bay, but that she will be got off with slight damage.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 25, 1874 3-1

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      A dispatch from Toledo says nothing further has been heard concerning the barge DICTATOR, which was cast adrift by the prop. PORT HURON off the West Sister Monday night. When last seen she was riding at anchor and drifted out of sight. The DICTATOR had on board Capt. O.V. Harding of Buffalo; Morris Baker, seaman, and 3 other names unknown, 2 of them from Toledo.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 28, 1874 3-6

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      The Toledo Blade says that nothing has yet been heard in regards to the missing barge DICTATOR. Information was received here some time ago that she was ashore at Leamington, Ont., and lying easy.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 30, 1874 3-5

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      The barge DICTATOR, ashore at Leamington, has been pulled off, and arrived yesterday at Detroit, slightly damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 2, 1874 3-5

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      The barge DICTATOR which had such rough experince on Lake Erie during the storm of 10 days ago, got beached at Sturgeon Bay has arrived at Detroit.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      December 4, 1874 3-5

DICTATOR. U. S. 6208, barge, 133.7 x 25.5 x 11 ft.; 1 deck and 1 mast; built at Buffalo 1864; 300.05 tons
      Buffalo Enrollment
      March 18, 1880

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Reason: aground
Hull damage: $3,000
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.016388 Longitude: -82.681666
William R. McNeil
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Dictator (Barge), U6208, aground, 1 Nov 1874