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L. D. Berth, U116266, sunk, 2 Oct 1910


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Muskegon, Mich., Oct. 3. - Leaking from many seams, the steam barge L. D. BERTH of the Hines' Lumber Company of Chicago, on its way from Buffalo to Chicago, came into port yesterday at full speed and as it neared the dock sank. A heavy sea is thought to have caused the leak.
      The barge, which was towing another barge, both loaded with coal, cast off the latter off Little Point Sable and when it neared this port, the captain of the vessel signalled the life saving crew and the crew of 17 men was taken from the ship. The BERTH is lying in 20 feet of water and an effort will be made to pump it out. If efforts to raise the barge loaded fail, it will be unloaded and raised. The ore boat PENTLAND picked up the cast off scow and towed it to port.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 3, 1910


NOTE:-- Could not find any L.D. BERTH. suspect L.L. BARTH is the correct vessel.


Steam screw L.L. BARTH.* U. S. No. 116266. Of 683 gross tons; 491 tons net. Built West Bay City, Mich., 1889. Home port, Chicago, Ill. 185.0 x 35.- x 13.8 Freight service. Crew of 14. of 355 indicated horsepower.
      * Formerly steam screw S.S. WILHELM.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1909
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Raised
Date of Original:
1910
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18206
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 43.23418 Longitude: -86.24839
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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L. D. Berth, U116266, sunk, 2 Oct 1910