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McFarland (Tug), sunk, 21 Aug 1880


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      The tug MCFARLAND left Port Maitland, and when about 10 miles from there she bagan sinking. The lake becoming quite rough at the time, she soon went down. The crew, 4 in number, caught pieces of boards and cabin doors and clung to them for several hours. One of them, a boy named Baker, aged 15 gave out and went down after hanging on 5 hours. The others succeeded in reaching shore safely, but badly exhausted. The crew belongs in Port Robinson.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      August 23, 1880 3-6


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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1880
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Local identifier:
McN.W.19389
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.86681 Longitude: -79.56631
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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McFarland (Tug), sunk, 21 Aug 1880