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Ajax (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1876

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The tug SWEEPSTAKES and WINSLOW left yesterday to rescue the barge AJAX, ashore in Pigeon Bay. The AJAX was one of the prop. ANTELOPE's tow which went ashore in Pegeon Bay.some time since, in company with 3 others. The ANTELOPE succeeded in pulling off the others, but was compelled to call for the aid of the above named tugs to rescue the AJAX . The latter will probably be brought here in a few days, when she will be repaired and put in shape for next season's business. - Detroit Post, yesterday.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 16, 1876 3-5

The barge AJAX which has been ashore for some days at Pigeon Bay was pulled off Wednesday by the tug SWEEPSTAKES. Shortly after being afloat she was found to be leaking badly, and before she could be taken anywhere for safety, sunk in about 12 ft. of water. She is pumped out and towed to Detroit for repairs.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 18, 1876 3-5

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.016388 Longitude: -82.681666
William R. McNeil
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Ajax (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1876