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Sunshine (Barge), U22272, aground, 14 Jul 1886

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A dispatch was received at Detroit yesterday stating that a vessel had gone ashore at Sandusky and assistance was asked. The JOHN MARTIN tug was sent over to Windsor for a steam pump, and late yesterday afternoon left for the scene of operations.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Thursday, July 15, 1886

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      The tug JOHN MARTIN which went to the relief of the barge SUNSHINE on Wednesday night as soon as weather permitted, will tow her to Ashtabula where her cargo is destined. She is an old vessel of thirty years service and formerly a barkentine rigged craft, and at present owned in Milwaukee.
      The Detroit Tribune
      Friday, July 16, 1886

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Barge SUNSHINE. U. S. No. 22272. Of 389.81 tons gross; 370.32 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich., 1854. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1886 [unrigged vessels]

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.44894 Longitude: -82.70796
William R. McNeil
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Sunshine (Barge), U22272, aground, 14 Jul 1886