The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Toboggan (Barge), sunk, 12 Jul 1887

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Barge TOBOGGAN built 1886, home port, Milwaukee, with a cargo of lumber, sunk in Lake Michigan, July 12, 1887. A total loss. Properety loss, hull $15,000 cargo $6,000
      1887 Casualty List (Total loss)
      Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887 p.4

Milwaukee.---The steambarge M.F. BUTTERS arrived with Captain Cooney and crew of the large scow TOBOGGAN, which capsized and sunk twenty miles off this port. She had 350,000 feet of lumber and timber on deck, and 2,000 barrels of salt bound for this port. A leak and heavy deck load caused her to capsize. The crew escaped in a yawl. The TOBOGGAN was built last winter and cost $15,000.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. July 14, 1887 p.1

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $15,000
Cargo: $6,000
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.68473 Longitude: -86.53036
William R. McNeil
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Toboggan (Barge), sunk, 12 Jul 1887