The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Dan Allen (Barge), sunk by collision, 9 Apr 1885

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Yesterday BURLINGTON and CHURCH were hit by the barge ALLEN and forced into Military Street bridge at Port Huron, cracking into the structure and completely blocking the river and disabling the bridge. The spring thaw is to blame.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, April 10, 1885

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      Capt. H.N. Jex began this morning to remove the wreck of the barge DAN ALLEN lying in Black River near Bondy & Johnston's dry goods store. He is using dynamite.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Friday, August 14, 1885

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      Barge ALLEN, of Port Huron, of 358 tons, built 1855, sunk at Port Huron April 8, 1885. She had no cargo and was a total loss. Value of loss $3,500. No insurance.
      Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland leader
      December 7, 1885

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $3,500
Freight: nil
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.97086 Longitude: -82.42491
William R. McNeil
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Dan Allen (Barge), sunk by collision, 9 Apr 1885