The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
No. 23 (Barge), aground ?, 1 Aug 1866

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LOSS OF LIFE ON THE LAKE.- It turns out that in addition to Boyce and Barton there was but one more hand (Coulter) drowned from the barges wrecked on Monday last. All the hands on board Jack O'Shea's barge were saved, but had not been heard from when the telegrans were first sent on here. A letter from Dr. Evans of Picton to the High Bailiff states that an inquest was held on the bodies of Boyce and Barton, but in consequence of the negligence shown by the captain of the tug in not going to their assistance, the inquest has been adjourned for further evidence. The letter of Dr. Evans also states that the wrecking occurred off Long Point, and that the barge (No. 23) belonged to Mr. Berry, of Kingston. - 'Kingston News'
      Goderich Signal
      Tuesday, August 21, 1866

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Reason: aground ?
Lives: 3
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.933888 Longitude: -76.892777
William R. McNeil
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No. 23 (Barge), aground ?, 1 Aug 1866