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Saginaw (Barge), aground, 21 Oct 1873


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Leamington, Oct. 22 - Three barges were destroyed last night off Point au Pelee, all of Bay City, Mich., the barge DAVID MORRIS has gone to pieces in shallow water. The barge GLOBE has gone to pieces near the MORRIS. The barge SAGINAW sank in 11 feet of water, she was loaded. The bark WOODRUFF ashore her has gone to pieces. The bark WOODRUFF of Buffalo, dragged her anchor and came ashore here last night.
      The Toronto Mail
      Thursday, October 23, 1873

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A dispatch from Toronto says that three barges were destroyed during last night's gale off Pt. Au Pelee, all of Bay City, Mich., The barges DAVID MORRIS and GLOBE have gone to pieces in shallow water, the barge SAGINAW sank in 11 feet of water and another vessel is reported ashore a short distance down from Pt. Au Pelee, name unknown.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, October 23, 1873
     
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Three barges were destroyed Tuesday night off Pt. au Pelee all of Bay City, Mich. The barge DAVID MORRIS has gone to pieces in shallow water at Leamington; the barge GLOBE has gone to pieces near the MORRIS, and the barge SAGINAW sank in 11 ft. of water. The SAGINAW is loaded. Another vessel is reported ashore a short distance from the Point, name unknown. Two of the crew were lost off the DAVID MORRIS, one a seaman named Mike O'Connor, and the cook, Mary Rynie. The engines which are new will be saved.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 24, 1873 3-5

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Several expeditions have left Detroit for the relief of vessels in trouble. The stm. CHAMPION with steam pumps, &c. went to the schr. SAGINAW, ashore near Black River. The tug PRINDIVILLE has gone to the rescue of the barges DAVID MORRIS, GLOBE and SAGINAW from the prop. BRADBURY's tow at Leamington. The MORRIS and the GLOBE have been reported total losses.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 27, 1873 3-6



The schr. SAGINAW, which went ashore near Black River last fall, seems to be difficult to get off. Several attempts have been made, and finally her outfit has been taken off and brought to this port by the tug MARGARET. Whether further attempts will be made to rescue her we have been unable to learn, but it looks as though she had been abandoned. - Cleveland Herald.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      May 27, 1874 3-5


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1873
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15081
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 41.908055 Longitude: -82.508888
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Saginaw (Barge), aground, 21 Oct 1873