The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
N. M. Standart (Barge), aground, 22 Nov 1880

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The stmb. ONTONAGON, with the barges STANNARD, JOSEPH, MARY STOCKTON and THEODORE PERRY, with lumber from Saginaw to Cleveland, being unable to find the latter port in the snow storm of last Wednesday night, made the land a few miles above Fairport Thursday morning, to which latter place the captain of the ONTONAGON concluded to come for fuel, and gave orders to the barges to anchor. The order not being undestood, the tow line was cast off and each attempted to make the harbor as best they could. With the assistance of the tug URANIA all except the STANARD got safely inside. The STANARD is waterlogged and hard aground about a 1,000 ft. below the pier. The fleet had rough weather after leaving Saginaw, and in consequence suffered much damage and extensive loss in cargo. The Life Saving crew brought off the crew of the STANDARD and rendered much other valuable assistance.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 22, 1880 1-9

      Cleveland, No. 23 - The stranded barge STANDART has gone to pieces off Fairport in the gale. She is a complete loss and her load of lumber is scattered all along the beach.
      Buffalo Commercial Advertiser
      November 24, 1880 1-10

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Reason: aground
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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N. M. Standart (Barge), aground, 22 Nov 1880