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Eureka (Barge), U8894, sunk, 20 Oct 1886


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The barge EUREKA reported Thursday as having broken loose from her tow, foundered in Lake Superior on the 20th inst., 10 miles above Whitefish Point and 5 miles from shore in 7 fathoms of water, and is abreast of the life-saving station No. 9. Her foremast and mainmast are above water. She was ore laden from Marquette and in tow of the steambarge PRENTICE. No word has been heard from the crew.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, October 23, 1886

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      Schooner EUREKA. U. S. No. 8894. Of 330.04 tons gross; 313.54 tons net. Built Trenton, Mich., 1873. Home port, Detroit, Mich. 137.5 x 25.9 x 11.5.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: ?
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1886
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Local identifier:
McN.W.17700
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.76947 Longitude: -84.95258
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Eureka (Barge), U8894, sunk, 20 Oct 1886