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Barge 131 (Whaleback), U53278, collision, 16 Oct 1905

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Sault Ste. Marie, Oct. 17. - Whaleback barge 131, upbound, in tow of the steamer CORONA, collided with barge Ed McWilliams, downbound, in tow of the steamer R. STAFFORD, off Sweets Point. The 131 was struck on the starboard side abreast of No. 1 hatch and sustained seven broken frames and three broken plates. Temporary repairs will be made though considerable damage was done. It is not known how badly the McWilliams is damaged.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 17, 1905

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Whaleback barge No. 131. U. S. No. 53278. Of 1,310 tons gross; 1,265 tons net. Built Superior, Wis., 1893. Home port, Duluth, Minn. Crew of 7.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.03113 Longitude: -83.93417
William R. McNeil
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Barge 131 (Whaleback), U53278, collision, 16 Oct 1905