The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
No. 104 (Barge), U53257, aground, 8 Jun 1896

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Ashland, June 9 - The stmr. OGLEBY which arrived at 10:00 this morning passed the whaleback barges ashore on Chequamegon Point. Capt. Hutchison report that they did not seem to be in serious condition.....The storm has about ended A tug left for the stranded whaleback at 10:30 this morning.
      LATER - The tug RAY returned this afternoon from the whaleback barges 104 and 134 ashore at Chequamegon Point. The barges were found in water only 2 ft. deep. Both are right side up and seem to be uninjured, though each is embedded in sand. The entire beach there is sand. When the RAY left the spot the stmr. COLGATE, which towed the barges, accompanied by the tug WARD and INMAN, arrived there to release the barges. The captain of the RAY thought the boats could no be moved except by dredging. Capt. Alex McDougall, Manager of the American Steel Barge Co., owning the two barges is here, conducting the wrecking operations. When the barges were cast loose by the COLGATE on Sunday they did not have time to get out anchors to prevent being beached. Capt. McDougall thinks he will have both boats afloat by tomorrow night.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 10, 1896 3-1

Barge 104. U. S. No. 53257. Of 1295.44 tons gross; 1230.69 tons net. Built Duluth, Minn., 1890. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 276.5 x 36.1 x 18.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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Reason: aground
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William R. McNeil
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No. 104 (Barge), U53257, aground, 8 Jun 1896