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James Nasmyth (Barge), U77231, aground, 7 Aug 1905

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Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 7. - The steamer MARATANA, towing the barge NASMITH, stranded in a fog today in Hay Lake at the foot of Nine Mile Point. The CORSIC released the NASMITH, apparently uninjured but the MARITANA will have to be lightered. Both boats are dound bound, laden with ore.
      Buffalo Evening News
      August 7, 1905

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Steel Barge JAMES NASMYTH. Of 3422 tons. Built W. Bay City 1896. Owned by Pittsburg S. S. Co. Home port, Duluth. Value $130,000. Class, A 1. REMARKS:- Double Bottom. Steam Pump Well. Water Pipe in Freight space.
      The Inland Lloyds
      Vessel Register, 1903
NOTE:- JAMES NASYMTH/ MERLE. H./ PIC RIVER/ PIC R. still listed Canadian registry 1988

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.059722 Longitude: -83.945833
William R. McNeil
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James Nasmyth (Barge), U77231, aground, 7 Aug 1905