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No. 129 (Barge), U53277, sunk by collision, 13 Oct 1902


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A WHALEBACK BARGE GOES DOWN IN LAKE SUPERIOR.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Oct. 14. - Whaleback Barge 129, owned by the United States Steel Corporation, was sunk by a collision with her steamer, the MAUNALOA, in the gale on Lake Superior yesterday.
      The crew were all rescued by the steamer and reached here early today. The whaleback went down in deep water and is a total loss. The barge was valued at $60,000. She had on board some 2300 tons of ore worth some $10,000 or more.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 14, 1902


The whaleback barge 129 owned by the U. S. Steel Corp. was sunk by collision with her towing steamer NAUNALOA in the gale on Lake Superior yesterday afternoon. The crew were all rescued.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, October 14, 1902

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129.* Built May 13, 1893 Whaleback Barge - Steel
U. S. No. 53276. 1310 gt - 1265 nt 292.0 x 36.0 x 22.0
Sunk in collision with towing steamer, MAUNALOA, October 13, 1902, on Lake Superior.
      American Barge Co., Superior, Wis., Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.
     


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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Hull damage: $60,000
Cargo: $10,000
Freight: ore
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1902
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Local identifier:
McN.W.18965
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.00011 Longitude: -76.98274
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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No. 129 (Barge), U53277, sunk by collision, 13 Oct 1902