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J. H. Rutter (Barge), U75504, leak, 20 Apr 1886

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From Milwaukee, April 21. - "The barge RUTTER, corn laden from Chicago to Buffalo, sprung a leak off Waukegan yesterday afternoon and arrived here this morning with the FAREWELL and GODFREY. Men from both barges were put aboard of her to assist at the pumps, which were worked constantly. At one time she had two feet of water in her hold, but her cargo is probably not damaged, she having a false bottom. She will dock here, but elevator room for her cargo cannot be secured before Friday."
      Buffalo Daily Republic
      April 23, 1886

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Schooner J.H. RUTTER. U. S. No. 75504. Of 1,224.36 Tons Gross; 1180.25 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1873. Home port, Detroit. 212.1 x 35.9 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. A. for 1885

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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Freight: corn
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.36363 Longitude: -87.84479
William R. McNeil
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J. H. Rutter (Barge), U75504, leak, 20 Apr 1886