Moravia (Propeller), sunk, 11 May 1908
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BARGE MORAVIA SINKS AT THE SOO.
The barge MORAVIA, bound from Buffalo to Superior with a cargo of coal in tow of the steamer FLEETWOOD, hit bottom and punctured a hole in her starboard quarter when half way up the dyke at the Soo yesterday. she was kept afloat until the Government pier at Ste. Marie was reached, when the M0RAVIA sank. The coal must be unloaded and temporary repairs made before the MORAVIA can be put in drydock.
Buffalo Sunday Morning News
Sunday, May 11, 1908
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PATCH OVER ROCK WEDGED IN BOAT'S HULL.
Duluth, May 29. - Capt. Frank Root and his men made a remarkable repair job on the barge MORAVIA, which recently grounded in the Soo. A large rock was wedged in the hole which was stove in the vessel's timbers when she grounded. Capt. Root and his diver placed six thicknesses of canvas as a patch over the rock and the hole and secured it with a broad steel strap.
Buffalo Evening News
Friday, May 29, 1908
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- William R. McNeil
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes