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H. A. Barr (Schooner), U96218, aground, 1 Apr 1898

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The steamer J.H OUTHWAITE and consort H.A. BARR were driven ashore in the havy easterly gale Tuesday afternoon on False Presque Isle. The crews were rescued.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Thursday, April 21, 1898

      Alpena, May 27 - Capt. Reid is making good progress in the work of releasing the schooner H.A. BARR. He has moved her a considerable distance and expects to have her afloat this week.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 28, 1898 3-4
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      Alpena, May 28 - The schr. H.A. BARR ashore at False Presque Isle, was released this afternoon by the wrecker Reid at 1:00. Her condition is not known.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      May 30, 1898 3-1

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      Alpena, May 31 - The stmr. J.H. OUTHWAITE and schr. H.A. BARR, which was released from False Presque Isle Island Reef after spending 7 weeks there, were brought here today. The OUTHWAITE has straightened out considerably, and is not in nearly as bad shape as was first supposed.
      The holes in her bottom have been patched, and one pump keeps her free. The BARR is leaking a little. Both boats leave tonight in tow of the tug PROCTOR for Detroit.
      When the situation of the reef and the exposed conditions of the boats are taken into consideration, the release of these two vessels is one of the most successful wrecking operations ever known on the lakes. Capt. James Reid, who made the contract, will clear about $15,000 for the work, it is said.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 1, 1898 3-3

Schooner H.A. BARR. U. S. No. 96218. Of 1119 tons gross; 1063 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1893. Home port, Cleveland, O. 217.0 x 35.0 x 16.9.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1899

Schooner H.A. BARR. Official Canada No. 107489. Of 900 tons reg. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1893. Home port, Sault Ste. Marie. 220.0 x 35.0 x 16.0 Owned by Algoma Central Railway, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Gominion of Canada on December 31, 1902
NOTE: -- Became Canadian 1900.

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H. A. Barr (Schooner), U96218, aground, 1 Apr 1898