The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Ark (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887

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Port Colborne.----The steambarge ENTERPRISE with the barge ARK in tow, bound up the lake from Buffalo, had got off Erie when the gale carried away the steamer's smokestack, and being unable to keep steam up she turned back and ran for this port. In making the harbor here the steambarge was unable to keep the ARK up to the windward enough to make the piers, and was forced to cut the tow-line and let the ARK go. The steambarge got in all right but the ARK dragged her anchor and went ashore east of the piers. The crew got ashore all safe. The ARK is lying high upon the beach. She is owned by A. Muir & Bro., Port Dalhousie
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Oct. 27, 1887 p. 5

Barge ARK of 578 tons, Home port, St. Catharines, built 1875 and owned by Muir. Classed B 1 and a half. On October 24, 1887 vessel with a cargo of lumber went ashore on Lake Erie. Property loss, hull $4,500.
      1887 Casualty List ( Partial Loss)
      The Marine Record, Dec. 15, 1887

ARK Barge of 520 tons reg. Home port, St. Catharines. 12 years old. Bound from Buffalo to Cleveland on October 24, 1887 when barge stranded at Tust Point, east of Port Colborne, after being cast adrift by towing steamer ENTERPRISE. She was got off undamaged.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty, 1887
      Dept. of Marine and Fisheries

Port Colborne.---The Barge ARK, which is ashore here, was in a fair way of being released.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 24, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $4,500
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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Ark (Schooner), aground, 24 Oct 1887