The barges RIO GRANDE and DUBUQUE which went ashore on Long Point, a short time since, have been abandoned as total losses and their canvas and outfit taken off. The RIO GRANDE belonged to Port Huron and was almost a new barge.
Port Huron Daily Times
Thursday, September 13, 1877
The Barges RIO GRANDE and DUBUQUE Abandoned.
Port Huron, Mich., Sept. 12. -- The barges RIO GRANDE and DUBUQUE, which went ashore recently at Long Point, have been stripped and abandoned as total losses.
The J. W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Sept. 1877
Captain W.O. Harrison. -- The drowning of Captain W. O. Harrison, from the steamer KERSHAW, has created a universal feeling of regret among the vessel men at this port, who regarded the deceased as an efficient sailor and excellent friend. Captain Harrison was a resident of this city, and leaves a wife and son to mourn his loss. In 871 he was master of the schooner CHARLES HURD, owned by P.J. Ralph, of this port, which foundered on Lake Michigan with all on board, except the captain. Among those to go down on that ill-fated craft was the Captain's first wife and only daughter. Two years ago he exchanged a farm and other property which he owned for the steambarge DUBAQUE, which was lost at Long Point this spring. Following this disaster he assumed command of the KERSHAW, from which he met his untimely fate, as noted. -- Detroit Free Press, Dec. 7.
The J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, Dec., 1877