The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Patrick Henry (Tug), sunk, 12 Aug 1887

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Cleveland.---L.P. and J.A. Smith's second barge, to be launched from the head of the river bed shortly, will be called the MARGARET OLWELL, in respect to the memory of their mother, Mrs. Patrick Smith, recently deceased. The new boat will receive machinery of the tug PATRICK HENRY, which foundered off Vermillion a short time ago. The JOSEPH P.FARNAN, the first built of the two steambarges for this company, has machinery and will
hereafter care for herself. She has the engine removed from the WINNIFRED, a very good small compound.
      The Marine Record
      Thurs. Sept.19, 1887 p.1
      The tug PATRICK HENRY, which left ClevelandThursday afternoon with the unfinished barge JOSEPH P. FARMAN in tow, foundered about 4 miles off vermillion at 6 o'clock Friday morning. One of the crew of 4 was drowned. She was owned by L.P. & J.A. Smith of Cleveland.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, August 13, 1887

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Reason: sunk
Lives: 1
Remarks: Total loss ? engine salvaged
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.42199 Longitude: -82.36461
William R. McNeil
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Patrick Henry (Tug), sunk, 12 Aug 1887