The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Clement (Barge), lost deck load, 18 Oct 1870

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This section of the country was visited last night by a
severe northwest storm which caused considerable damage to out
lake marine. The schr. DAVID D. WELLS, of Chicago, which cleared
here Sunday afternoon light, was driven ashore near Silver Creek.
Two more schooners are reported ashore at or near Port Colborne.
The schr. LILLIE PRATT, in attempting to enter the harbor last
night, went on the pier, where she now lies. A large amount of
lumber is said to be afloat in the Bay this morning. The barge
CLEMENT, Capt. Coyne, was riding at anchor in the South Bay at
the time our reporter left the dock, and this lumber is supposed
to be a part of her deck load. A large propeller supposed to be
the TONAWANDA, was lying in the the offing all the morning flying
a flag of distress. Two tugs went out to her assistance and up
to 12:30 had succeeded in towing her quite a distance towards the
Canada shore, when she rolled over onto her beam in which
condition she now (1:25 P.M.) lies. The prop. IDAHO, which left
here this morning, and another propeller bound down, are lying
near the disabled vessel. It was feared that she would sink
before she could be got into port.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 18, 1870 2-6

      The barge CLEMENT , while riding at anchor in the Bay, during
the late storm, shipped a good deal of water and became
waterlogged. She also lost a portion of her deck load.
      Buffalo Commerical Advertiser
      October 19, 1870 2-6

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Reason: lost deck load
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Clement (Barge), lost deck load, 18 Oct 1870