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Rob Roy (Barge), C94925, sunk, 17 Sep 1916


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BARGE ROB ROY FOUNDERS FIVE MILES OFF ERIE
      Port Colborne, Sept. 17. - The old wooden barge ROB ROY, in tow of the tug HOME RULE, foundered about five miles off Erie this morning in the strong southwest wind.
      There was no loss of life reported. The ROB ROY was loaded with coal for Port Colborne.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 18, 1916



      WRECK OF BARGE ROB ROY TO BE LIGHTED BY OWNERS.
      Maj. Frazier of the U. S. Corps of engineers stated yesterday that the wreck of the barge ROB ROY, which foundered and sank off Erie harbor Sunday morning, will be lighted by the owners and soundings will be taken over it as soon as the prevailing storm abates.
      The ROB ROY was loaded with 600 tons of coal for Port Colborne. She is owned by the Canadian Steamship Lines Ltd. Her entire crew of ten men was rescued with considerable difficulty after she had sprung a leak and started to settle. Her mast remain sticking out of the water several feet and she will be a menace to navigation until lighted.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      September 19, 1916



      WRECK OF ROB ROY IS NO LONGER DANGEROUS.
      The United States lake survey is notified by Maj. L. V. Frazier, district engineer officer at Buffalo, that the wreck of the barge ROB ROY, which foundered and sank in Lake Erie off Erie Harbor on September 17 at a point afterward determined by observations to be 28 degrees (NNE 1-2 E) 2.84 miles from the fog bell on the outer end of the north pier, is no longer a menace to navigation.
      The upper works have been destroyed by storms, the mast and boom were removed on October 20, and the wreck now has at least thirty feet of water over it. A fixed white light maintained to mark it has been discontinued.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      October 25, 1916


      Barge ROB ROY. Official Canada No. 94925. Of 341 tons Reg. Built Picton, Ont., 1897. Home port, Picton, Ont. 144.0 x 31.0 x 10.3 Owned by A.W. Hepburn, of Picton, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1905
     
     
     
     
     
     


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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1916
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McN.W.18271
Language of Item:
English
  • Pennsylvania, United States
    Latitude: 42.12922 Longitude: -80.08506
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Rob Roy (Barge), C94925, sunk, 17 Sep 1916