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Wilson (Barge), fire, 1906

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      Losses This Season Already Amount to Nearly Half a Million.
Marine underwriters have been hit almost as hard this season as they were last up to this time. It is said that the losses already amount to nearly half a million dollars, and with such a handicap, the season will hardly be a paying one, even with the best of luck from now to the close of navigation next fall.
The loss on the barge ALGERIA, which foundered off Cleveland night before last, is $35.000 on hull and $II,000 on her cargo of ore. The underwriters will lose $30,000 on the hull of the IRON QUEEN, and $7,500 on her cargo of ore. There will be a loss to pay also on the barge DAYTON, which has been waterlogged For the last Four days at Collins Inlet in Georgian Bay. She was loaded with lumber. Her deck load was taken off, but even then she could not be pumped out and an expedition from Collingwood has gone to her assistance The ZIMMERMAN-SAXONA disaster will cost the underwriters $100,000 and many minor accidents will run the figures up very high. Small losses like the damage by fire night before last to the barge WILSON at Byng Inlet, above the Soo, and the damage to the MOHEGAN, which had some plates torn off in collision with the J. J. McWILLIAMS in the harbor Tuesday night, will help to swell the total amount of loss, and the underwriters are theretore not in very good spirits. The claim that the loss of the ALGERIA and IRON QUEEN are directly traceable to the strike, because both boats foundered in plain sight of shore, for the reason that there were no tugs to go to their assistance.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Thursday, May 10, 1906

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.770555 Longitude: -80.546111
William R. McNeil
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Wilson (Barge), fire, 1906