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Huron (Barge), sunk by collision, 31 Aug 1912

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Kingston, Sept. 3. - While on her way to Montreal, grain laden, the barge HURON of the Montreal Transportation Company was struck by the barge A. D. of the Hackett Company, Quebec, near Iroquois and sunk. The members of the crew escaped. The cargo of 28,000 bushels of grain was shipped from Richardson & Sons, Kingston.
      Toronto Globe
      Wednesday, September 4, 1912

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      HURON, sunk by collision near Morrisburg, Ontario, August 31, 1912. A wooden barge registered at Montreal, of 475 tons. She was bound from Kingston to Montreal. Total loss.
      Statement of Wreck & Casualty
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries, 1912

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HURON, barge. Canadian Official Number, 80873. Built Garden Island, Ont., 1881. Home port, Kingston. 160.4 x 30 x 12 of 475 tons register. Owned by Kingston & Montreal Forwarding Co., Ltd. of Kingston.
      List of Canadian Vessels 1905
      Dept. of Marine & Fisheries

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: grain
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.9001 Longitude: -75.18261
William R. McNeil
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Huron (Barge), sunk by collision, 31 Aug 1912