The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
James P. Sawyer (Barge), U75386, waterlogged, 22 Aug 1891

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The barge JAMES SAWYER, lumber laden, bound for Chicago in tow of the SAMUEL MARSHALL, encountered wind and sea above Waugoshance Saturday night. She sprung a leak and waterlogged, and was towed back to Mackinaw by the MARSHALL, listed. The owners are expected to arrive tomorrow.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Monday, August 24, 1891
Capt. Thomas Cowan of the steamer SAMUEL MARSHALL, which had the barge JAMES P. SAWYER in tow when it waterlogged, arrived here yesterday. He said that the SAWYER was down 20 feet in the water forward and 18 feet aft, bringing the rails far under water. He towed the barge back to Mackinaw City, where the deckload was taken off preparatory to pumping out the water. If the SAWYER had had a cargo of grain instead of lumber, it would now have been at the bottom of Lake Michigan. --- Chicago Times.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, August 27, 1891
Schooner JAMES D. SAWYER. U. S. No. 75386. Of 637.33 tons gross; 605.47 tons net. Built Tonawanda, N.Y., 1871. Home port, Cleveland, O. 183.0 x 32.0 x 13.3
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1891

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Reason: waterlogged
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Repaired
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William R. McNeil
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James P. Sawyer (Barge), U75386, waterlogged, 22 Aug 1891