The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
J. B. Comstock (Barge), U76941, aground, 16 Nov 1905

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Port Stanley, Nov. 16. - While the steamer T. ANGELL BOYS with the barges J.B. COMSTOCK and ABRAHAM SMITH in tow, coal laden, from Buffalo to Bay City, were attempting to make shelter in the harbor this morning, the tow line to COMSTOCK parted and she went ashore. The COMSTOCK's crew were rescued.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 16, 1905

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      Detroit, Nov. 17. - Wind having shifted to westward and the lake calmed down the steamer LANGELL BOYS returned yesterday for her consort, the barge COMSTOCK ashore near Port Stanley, Ont. The steamer began to dredge away the soft sand when a log was encountered. This stopped operations and it was decided to lighter the barge. Then it was discovered there was no lighter there. So the citizens were cordially invited to come along with their fishing boats and other small craft and in short order everything that would carry coal was alongside. The hard coal flew until 75 tons were off. When the COMSTOCK was floated and towed into the harbor, very little damaged. Later the tow left for their destination. Numerous people now have in their winter's supply of hard coal for a few hours work.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 17, 1905

Schooner J.B. COMSTOCK. U. S. No. 76941. Of 325 tons gross; 306 tons net. Built Algomac, Mich., 1891. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 139.4 x 30.1 x 10.9 Crew of 6.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1906

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.66679 Longitude: -81.21644
William R. McNeil
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J. B. Comstock (Barge), U76941, aground, 16 Nov 1905