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Manila (Barge), aground, 28 Nov 1905


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MANY VESSELS AND LIVES LOST IN LAKE STORM
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      (By Associated Press)
      Chicago, November 29. - Reports received up to early today show 18 vessels were wrecked in the storm which swept over the Great Lakes Monday night and yesterday. One life is known to have been lost, and it is feared eight others have perished as a result of the storm. Four vessels are reported missing.
      THE WRECKS.
      The following is a list of the vessels wrecked and missing:
CRESCENT CITY, steel steamer, driven ashore near Duluth.
MATAAFA, Steel steamer, driven ashore at Duluth.
R.W. ENGLAND, steel steamer, wrecked near Duluth.
ISAAC L. ELWOOD, steel steamer, disabled in Duluth Harbor.
J.H. OUTHWAITE, steamer, ashore and burned near Sheboygan, Mich.
CITY OF HOLLAND, passenger steamer, stranded at Rogers City, Mich.
D.C. WHITNEY, steamer, ashore near Port Washington, Wis.
J.H. SPAULDING, schooner, ashore near Port Huron, Mich.
MARY MITCHELL, schooner, stranded near Sheboygan, Mich.
HARVEY BISSELL, schooner, broken up at Alpena.
F.A. GEORGER, schooner, dismasted on Lake Michigan, towed to Sheboygan, Wis.
OLIVER MOWATT, ashore in Lake Ontario.
JIM SHERIFFS, steamer, dismasted on Lake Huron.
VINLAND, schooner, waterlogged at Alpena.
Unknown Vessel, reported ashore at Presque Isle, Lake Huron
CHARLES. M. WARNER, steamer, ashore at Nine Mile Point, near Sheboygan, Mich.
MARIPOSA, steamer, ashore at Split Rock.
GEORGE HERBERT, scow, sunk off Two Islands, Lake Superior.
      REPORTED MISSING.
ANGELINE, steel steamer, Lake Superior.
JAMES MOWATT, schooner, Lake Huron.
MOHEGAN, steamer, Lake Huron.
ALCONA, steamer, and barges, Green Bay.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 29, 1905

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      WORK ON "MANILA" AND "MATAAFA."
Pumps and air compressers have been taken to the stranded barge MANILA, at Encampment Island, Lake Superior, by the crew of the Reid Wrecking Co., and preparations for her release are now moving rapidly.
      The work of jettisoning the ore cargo of the stranded steamer MATAAFA at Duluth is progressing. The break in the middle will be covered with splice plates, and other apertures that admit water will be sealed. The boat will the be pumped out and an effort made to float her.
      Buffalo Evening News
      December 28, 1905

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      WILL COST $50,000TO REPAIR STR ZIMMERMAN.
Cleveland, June 9. -- It will take at least two months for the Lake Shipyards to complete repairs on the steel vessels now lined up waiting to go into drydocks. The steamer ZIMMERMAN, which was sunk in collision with the SAXONA in the Soo Passage on her first trip, will be at the local shipyard for seven or eight weeks, and the repair bill will be between $50,000 and $60,000. The steamer CRESCENT CITY and barge MANILA, recently released from the beach near Duluth, will be repaired at Ohio ports and they will both be big jobs.
The MANILA will be converted into a steamer, but the change will not be made until next winter. Repairs on the MATAAFA will probably be made at Superior. Little will be known regarding the condition of the EDENBORN until she has been released at Split Rock. The steamers ROMAN, recently released, and the GRECIAN, now sunk at Detour, will have to go into drydock for repairs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, June 9, 1906
     
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      The barge MANILA, which was wrecked last fall on Encampment Island, will leave Duluth tomorrow for Lake Erie, where she will be put in some ship-yard for repairs. The steamer BUNSEN will tow the MANILA down. The MANILA has been lying on the bottom since last fall.
      The Buffalo Times
      June 11, 1906

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      BARGE MANILA BROUGHT TO LAKE ERIE FOR REPAIRS.
Duluth, June 11. -- The barge MANILA, wrecked last fall on Encampment Island, left here today for Lake Erie, where she will be put in some shipyard for repairs. The MANILA will be towed down by the steamer BUNSEN, and will be steered by the Great Lakes Tugs BOYNTON and ZENITH as far as the Sault, where arrangements will be made for towing her the rest of the way. The MANILA was brought into this harbor last fall by Capt. Reid's wrecking crew, and has been lying on the bottom since.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, June 11, 1906

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      BARGE MANLA ARRIVES AT SOO.
Sault Ste. Marie, June 14. -- The barge MANILA, wrecked last fall near Duluth, arrived here yesterday afternoon in tow of me steamer BUSEN and two tugs.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, June 14, 1906

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      COMING DOWN TO RECEIVE REPAIRS.
Cleveland, June 16. - Barge MANILA, which was wrecked on Lake Superior last fall, will be repaired at the plant of the Toledo Shipbuilding Company. She will reach Toledo today. It has not been decided where the steamer CRESCENT CITY will be repaired. She is on her way down from the head of the lakes.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Saturday, June 16, 1906
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      BIG REPAIR JOB ON BARGE MANILA.
DETROIT, June 19. -- It is estimated that the steel barge MANILA will be at the Toledo yards 90 days. One hole through her tank top is as large as the whole ZIMMERMAN job. All bottom plates must come off. When the steamer now building at Toledo for G. A. Tomlinson at Duluth is launched, another one will be started for Messrs. Smith and Wilkinson. It will be a 7,500-ton vessel, about 458 feet long and 52 beam.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Tuesday, June 19, 1906


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: ore
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1905
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McN.W.14908
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English
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William R. McNeil
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Manila (Barge), aground, 28 Nov 1905