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No. 134 (Barge), aground, 8 Jun 1896


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Ashland, June 9 - The stmr. OGLEBY which arrived at 10:00 this morning passed the whalebac 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



      Ashland¼ Jun_ ¦ - Th_ stmr« OGLEB+ whic_ arrive_ a_ 10:0_ thi_ mornin_ passe_ th_ whaleba¶k barge_ ashor_ o_ Chequamego_ Point« Captain Hutchiso_ reports tha_ the• di_ no_ see_ t_ b_ i_ seriou_ condition...Th_ stor_ ha_ abou_ended. A tug left for the stranded whaleback at 10:30 this morning.
      LATE- - Th_ tu_ RA+ returne_ thi_ afternoo_ fro_ th_ whalebac_ barge_ 10¦ an_ 13¦ ashor_ a_ Chequamego_ Point« Th_ barge_ wer_ foun_ i_ wate_ onl• _ ft« deep« Bot_ ar_ righ_ sid_ u_ an_ see_ t_ b_ uninjured¼ thoug_ eac_ i_ embedde_ i_ sand« Th_ entir_ beac_ ther_ i_ sand« Whe_ th_ RA+ lef_ th_ spo_ th_ stmr« COLGATE¼ whic_ towe_ th_ barges¼ accompanie_ b• th_ tu_ WAR- an_ INMAN¼ arrive_ ther_ t_ releas_ th_ barges« Th_ captai_ oµ th_ RA+ though_ th_ boat_ coul_ no_ b_ move_ excep_ b• dredging« Capt« Ale° McDougall¼ Manage_ oµ th_ America_ Stee_ Barg_ Co.¼ ownin_ th_ tw_ barge_ i_ here¼ conductin_ th_ wreckin_ operations« Whe_ th_ barge_ wer_ cas_ loos_ b• th_ COLGAT+ o_ Sunda• the• di_ no_ hav_ tim_ t_ ge_ ou_ anchor_ t_ preven_ bein_ beached« Capt« McDougal_ thinks he will have both boats afloat by tomorrow night.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      June 10, 1896 3-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1896
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Local identifier:
McN.W.15476
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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No. 134 (Barge), aground, 8 Jun 1896