The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Eliza (Barge), leak, 29 Oct 1887

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Sand Beach.---A northeast gale on the 29th. accompanied with blinding snow squalls drove the following craft in for shelter:-steamer SAKIE SHEPHERD, H.C. SCHOOR, NAHANT, FOREST CITY and one, NIAGARA and five, schooners A. BOODY, MONTMORENCY, SEABIRD and HERCULES. The tug NIAGARA was forced to return from Saginaw Bay with her tow, and it was well for some of her rotten barges that a good harbor was close at hand, for had she been forced to run to the river it is very doubtful whether she would have brought them all with her. The barge ELIZA, of her tow, loaded with limestone, was leaking very badly, and as soon as she was safely inside, the pumps were started, and a little later on the life saving crew went to work on her and they, with some extra men procured on shore, pumped her out, and transferred her load to another barge in the same tow.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 3, 1887 p. 5

      East Saginaw.---The barge ELIZA is to have a new bow and other repairs during the winter.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Nov. 10, 1887 p. 1

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: limestone
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.84168 Longitude: -82.6416
William R. McNeil
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Eliza (Barge), leak, 29 Oct 1887