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H. R. Newcomb (Schooner), U95428, aground, 22 Nov 1890

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Barge H. R. NEWCOMB is ashore near Oswego.
      Buffalo Evening News
      November 24, 1890

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      The schooner W. JONES is wrecked near Manistee. The barge NEWCOMB is ashore at Oswego, N. Y. The TOM MOORE, which went ashore at Manistee is a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, November 24, 1890

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The Swain Wrecking & Towing Co. has secured the contract of wrecking the big barge NEWCOMB, which went ashore last fall near Oswego. The barge is in an exposed position and no attempt will be made to release her until June.
      Buffalo Morning Express
      April 21, 1891 7-2

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      Smith, Davis & Co., who held the insurance on the barge H.R. NEWCOMB, have come to the conclusion that she is a total loss. Last fall she went high on the beach near Oswego, and it was believed she would go through the winter without material damage. The ice, however, has broken down her decks and used her up completely. The NEWCOMB was owned by Hall & Co. of Ogdensburg.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 25, 1891 2-1

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      George Hall of Ogdensburg, one of the owners of the barge H.R. NEWCOMB, was here yesterday, arranging for settlement of her insurance. She was covered by Smith, Davis & Co. for $21,100, and is a total loss. The NEWCOMB was owned a few years ago by Smith, Davis & Co. She was built by Arnold at East Saginaw in 1876, measures 850 tons, was classed A2 last season, with a valuation of $25,000. She went high on the beach near Oswego last fall, but the ice reached her and broke her up.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 27, 1891 2-1

      The underwriters have settled up for the propeller NEWCOMB, ashore on Lake Ontario, paying for her on the basis of a total loss. She is now their property and is for sale cheap.
      Marine Review
      June 25, 1891
Schooner H.R. NEWCOMB. U. S. No. 95428. Of 894.85 tons gross; 850.11 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1876. Home port, Cleveland, O.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1884

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    Latitude: 43.45535 Longitude: -76.5105
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H. R. Newcomb (Schooner), U95428, aground, 22 Nov 1890