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Dictator (Barge), U6208, aground, 18 Jul 1873

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      Yesterday a private dispatch reported the steam barge CITY OF PORT HURON and barge DICTATOR, with coal bound up and fast aground at the Neebish Rapids.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 18, 1873 3-5

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      A dispatch to Messrs. Fish & Armstrong from Capt. John McKenna reports the barge IRONTON arrived at Detroit from Neebish, and that the barges CITY OF PORT HURON and DICTATOR, recetly aground at the Neebish, have got off and gone on their way.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      July 22, 1873 3-5

DICTATOR. U. S. 6208, barge, 133.7 x 25.5 x 11 ft.; 1 deck and 1 mast; built at Buffalo 1864; 300.05 tons
      Buffalo Enrollment
      March 18, 1880

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: coal
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 46.35007 Longitude: -84.09994
William R. McNeil
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Dictator (Barge), U6208, aground, 18 Jul 1873