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George Dana (Barge), U39390, aground, 1 Sep 1876


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Lake Huron was very rough on the same night (Friday, Sept. 1.). The only disaster, however, reported thus far, is the beaching of the barge GEORGE DANA. She left Bay City in the morning in tow of the steambarge DUBUQUE, loaded with lumber for this port. Good progress was made during the day and early evening. The gale, however, was severe and kept increasing. At about 11 o'clock in the night, having already sprung a leak, she became water-logged, parted her line, and was driven ashore about three miles from Grindstone City. Her crew were all saved, and it is thought her cargo will also be saved. As noticed elsewhere, the tug WINSLOW, with the barge PARAGON, has gone to her relief. --- Detroit Tribune, Sept. 5.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, September 7, 1876
     
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      The tug WINSLOW passed down late Saturday night from the vicinity of Grindstone City, where she had been engaged in, endeavoring to release the barge GEORGE DANA which broke loose from the barge PRAIRIE STATE on Monday last, and drifted ashore. From indication the DANA will probably prove a total loss, as the WINSLOW was unable to release her. A portion of her cargo was taken off and the enterprise abandoned at least for the present.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, September 11, 1876



On the night of the 2nd of this month the barge GEORGE DANA, owned by Candler Bros., of this city, sprung a leak while in the tow of the steambarge DUBUQUE, bound from Bay City to this port. She was loaded with lumber, and becoming water-logged, parted her line and was driven ashore about three miles from Grindstone City. The tug WINSLOW, with the barge PARAGON, were sent to her assistance at the tims and returned Sunday with about 250,000 feet of lumber. They reported that the DANA had gone to pieces.
      Cleveland Herald
      September 14, 1876
     

Barge GEORGE DANA. U. S. No. 39390. Of 304.02 tons. Home port, Algonac, Mich.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1871
     


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Reason: aground
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1876
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20294
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 44.05029 Longitude: -82.90078
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William R. McNeil
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George Dana (Barge), U39390, aground, 1 Sep 1876