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Samson (Barge), fire, 25 Apr 1879


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The wood barge SAMSON. owned by Mr. McCrae of Wallaceburg, loaded with 100 cords of wood and in tow of the little tug COMET, bound for Detroit, took fire from a spark from the tug Friday noon and was totally consumed. The tug took off the crew and put for a place of safety, leaving the barge to its fate.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, April 26, 1879


      The wood barge SAMSON, owned by Mr. McCrae of Wallaceburg, loaded with 100 cords of wood and in tow of the little tug COMET, bound for Detroit, took fire from a spark from the tug yesterday noon, when near the head of Belle Isle, and was totally consumed. The tug took off the crew and put for a place of safety, leaving the barge to her fate. About the time the propeller CITY OF NEW BALTIMORE, Capt. Lozen, happened along and would have towed the burning mass in shore, but for the danger attending the experiment. Loss not estimated. Considerable floating wood was passing the city late in the afternoon.
      Detroit Post & Tribune
      Saturday, April 26, 1879


Barge SAMSON. No official Canadian No. Of 52 tons reg. Built Lambton, Ont., 1873. Home port, Wallaceburg, Ont. 81.0 x 20.6 x 4.0 Owned by W.D. McCrae, of Wallaceburg, Ont.
      List of Vessels on the Registry Books of the
      Dominion of Canada on December 31, 1886
     


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Reason: fire
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1879
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Local identifier:
McN.W.20319
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.34004 Longitude: -82.98047
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Samson (Barge), fire, 25 Apr 1879