The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Transfer (Propeller), U145486, sunk, 28 May 1896

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Lorain, O., May 29. -- The tug CASCADE lost the transfer scow SANDUSKY, laden with pig iron, while endeavoring to make this harbor yesterday. The scow sunk in 30 feet of water three miles from shore. Those on board were picked up by the tug. The scow was regularly engaged in carrying pig iron from the steel plant in Lorain to Cleveland. John Corrigan owned the craft.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      May 29, 1896

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      The barge TRANSFER, which sunk near Lorain Thursday, has been washed to a point about 300 feet from shore. She lies with her bottom above water and sufficiently raised to expose her wheel to view.
      The craft will be turned over to the Underwriters. The cargo of pig iron was also insured and will be recovered by the underwriters.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      June 1, 1896

Steam screw TRANSFER. U. S. No 146486. Of 177.69 tons gross; 165.52 tons net. Built East Saginaw, Mich, 1888. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 139.6 x 32.0 x 6.0
      Merchant Vessels List of U. S., 1891

NOTE: the number is given as 145486 in other lists and may be correct

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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Freight: pig iron
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.45282 Longitude: -82.18237
William R. McNeil
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Transfer (Propeller), U145486, sunk, 28 May 1896