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Joseph G. Masten (Schooner), U13750, sunk, 14 Oct 1893

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      It Caused The Destruction Of The Barge J.G. MASTEN.
      Racine, Oct. 16. - The barge J.G. MASTEN, with coal, is ashore 50 feet south of the harbor piers, full of water. She was bound for Racine in tow of the steamer KEYSTONE. At noon yesterday the tow arrived and signalled for a tug. The GRIFFEN went out to them and took the barge's line and started for the harbor, although a heavy swell was running. At the mouth of the piers the barge struck the bottom, and at the same time was struck by a big sea, which carried her over on the end of the South harbor pier, which she struck with her stem, breaking it off. The barge was carried by the heavy sea around the end of the pier, where she struck the bottom and sank. The tug GRIFFEN and the tug HALL pulled on the boat for several hours, but without effect. The MASTEN is owned by J.R. Case of Norfolk, Ohio. Captain H. Fry Parker, who was in command of her, and Capt. Carlton Graves of the KEYSTONE. She is valued at $18,000 and is uninsured.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, October 16, 1893 p.5, c.8

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      The MINNEHAHA loaded with corn went ashore on Saturday afternoon near Manistee. 6 killed, one saved. A few minutes after striking the bar the vessel broke in two and within half an hour nothing but the bow was left. There were no life-preservers on board.
The barge J.D. SAWYER was cut adrift by the B.W. ARNOLD near the Beavers in the saturday evening terrific gale. She is presumed lost.
      Eighteen were lost as the steamer DEAN RICHMOND goes down off Dunkirk, N.Y. She was chartered to the Toledo, St. Louis & Kansas City Line.
The barge HECLA is ashore at Wellington, Ontario.
The Barge J.C. MARTIN is ashore at Racine.
The tug ACME foundered on Lake Huron near Black River. None lost.
The schooners MORTON and CASTALIA are ashore near Sault Ste. Marie.
The steamer E.P. CURTIS and tow, ISABEL REED, T.S. FASSET and NELSON HOLLAND are ashore near Cheboygan.
The schooner CRAWFORD is ashore on Bois Blanc Island, Straits of Mackinac.
The schooner YOUKON is ashore at Waiski Bay.
The barges KNIGHT TEMPLAR and SWEEPSTAKES, consorts of the steamer SALINE, are ashore between Cheboygan and Duncan.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, October 16, 1893

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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 42.72613 Longitude: -87.78285
William R. McNeil
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Joseph G. Masten (Schooner), U13750, sunk, 14 Oct 1893