The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Carbonate (Barge), sunk, 11 Jan 1905

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The wreck of the barge MASSASOIT has now been practically cleared from the intake pipe, the well of the pumping station are clear of slush ice and the officials of the Bureau of Water say the danger of a water famine is at an end.
The barge CARBONATE, which was used by the wreckers dynamiting the stranded barge MASSASOIT at the intake pier, sank yesterday while moored alongside one of the docks below Ferry Street. It is believed the force of the explosions under the MASSASOIT opened the vessel's seams. ---- p. 4, c. 3
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, January 12, 1905
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The barge CARBONATE is expected to be floated and towed to the Buffalo Drydock Company for repairs today or tomorrow. She sank at the Intake Pier in an attempt to release the MASSASOIT.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Monday, March 27, 1905

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Wreckers yesterday afternoon raised the wooden barge CARBONATE, owned by the Empire Limestone Company, which sank in the Niagara River near Ferry Street last fall. She was taken to the plant of the Buffalo Drydock Company for repair.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, March 31, 1905

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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
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Carbonate (Barge), sunk, 11 Jan 1905