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Ocean (Barge), aground, 15 May 1872

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The barge OCEAN bound for Tonawanda with lumber, struck the reef near the International Bridge yesterday afternoon. A portion of her cargo will probably have to be lightered in order to float her.
      Buffalo Daily Courier
      May 15, 1872 4-2

The barge OCEAN which early in the season was shipwrecked near Buffalo, laden with lumber passed here for the first time since that event yesterday morning, in tow of the stmb. NEPTUNE. The OCEAN has been partially reconstructed and now has an arch running fore and aft her entire length. She is in trim for business once more.
      Detroit Tribune
      September 6, 1872 4-7

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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Ocean (Barge), aground, 15 May 1872