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F. D. Barker (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1873

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      A telegram to Capt. E.P. Dorr says: "The schr. F.D. BARKER, laden with wheat, bound from Milewaukee to Ogdensburg, is ashore on a reef behind the East Pier, Port Colborne, making little water.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 14, 1873 3-4

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      Yesterday a tug with lighters went to the assistance of the schr. F.D. BARKER, ashore near Port Robinson. At last accounts she had 4 ft. of water in her hold. Her cargo consisted of wheat.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 15, 1873 3-5

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      Messrs. Smith & Davis are advised by Capt. Robinson, who went to the rescue of the schr. BARKER, ashore at Port Colborne, that he would have her off last night, 9,000 bu. of her cargo were wet.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 18, 1873 3-4

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      The schr. F.D. BARKER has been brought to this port for repairs. Her damages are light. She was consigned to Oswego with wheat. Eleven thousand bushels wers saved dry, and the balance 9,000 bushels, damaged.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      October 21, 1873 3-4

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.90012 Longitude: -79.23288
William R. McNeil
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F. D. Barker (Schooner), aground, 1 Oct 1873