The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Commodore Jack Barry (Propeller), burnt, 30 Aug 1887

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Muskegon.---Barry Bros.,of Muskegon, have lost two tugs by fire within forty-eight hours. Sunday night the tug GEEL burned and sunk in Muskegon Lake, and Tuesday morning the tug JACK BARRY was burned to the water's edge, within a short distance of where the GEEL went down. The BARRY was valued at $5,000. Both boats were insured.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 1, 1887 p.5

Muskegon.---H.J. Footlander, of old shipbuilding fame at this port, last week made an inspection of the tugs COMMODORE JACK BARRY, and FRANK GEELE, recently badly damaged by fire, on behalf of the owners and insurance companies, and his decision as to results gave entire satisfaction to all parties.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept. 15, 1887 p.1

COMMODORE JACK BARRY Tug of 25 tons., built at Chicago by Osier in 1862, rebuilt 1884. Owned by Barry Bros. Home port, Muskegon. Valued at $5,000 Class a 2 and a half. Formerly CONSTITUTION
      Inland Lloyds vessel Register 1887

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Reason: burnt
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $5,000
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23613 Longitude: -86.28312
William R. McNeil
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Commodore Jack Barry (Propeller), burnt, 30 Aug 1887