The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
No. 132 (Barge), aground, 15 Oct 1894

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Ashtabula, Oct. 15 - The whaleback barge 132, laden with iron ore was driven ashore just east of the piers at 7:00 yesterday morning. She was lying at anchor, but the anchor could not hold and she dragged ashore. The boat is full of water on a rocky bottom, and is likely to go to pieces. The new life-saving crew here had their first work today in taking the crew of 7 men off the boat, which was accomplished with much difficulty. The barge was in tow of the stmr. THOMAS WILSON.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 15, 1894 7-1

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Cleveland, Oct. 16 - One of the Vessel Owners Towing Co.'s tugs with wrecking outfit went yesterday morning to Ashtabula to release the whaleback barge No. 132, which stranded there on Sunday. Every effort will be made to rescue the barge. There is said to be no insurance this season on the whalebacks.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 16, 1894 7-1

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The tug CRUSADE left last night for Ashtabula with a steam pump on board to go to the wrecked whaleback No. 132 which is ashore there.

Cleveland, Oct. 18 - The wreckers were unable to work on the stranded whaleback barge No. 132 at Ashtabula yesterday. Capt. Hall says that with favorable weather she can be released in 6 hours. He does not think she is badly damaged, and will be in shape to go up light.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 18, 1894 7-1

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Ashtabula, Oct. 19 - Whaleback barge No. 132, which was ashore here was released at 6:00 last night. She will be patched up and taken to West Superior where she will be repaired.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      October 19, 1894 7-1

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: iron ore
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.86505 Longitude: -80.78981
William R. McNeil
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No. 132 (Barge), aground, 15 Oct 1894