The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Barge 115 (Barge), U53268, 1897

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Heavy Losses on Steel Vessels - Within the past ten days twelve big steel vessels that have been in collision or have suffered bottom damages from striking in the rivers have been ordered to ship-yards or dry docks in Cleveland and West Superior for repairs, involving an expenditure in each case ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. The list in Cleveland includes the barge 133, barge CORLISS, steamer VULCAN, barge HOLLEY, and steamers SELWYN EDDY, J.H. WADE and OWEN. West Superior has had the MARIPOSA, ZENITH CITY and barge 115, and now it is understood that the barge 117 has been ordered to that point for bottom repairs. She struck a loose boulder in the Sault river above the canal, and one of her water bottom compartments is full, but it is thought that she can safely go light to the head of the lakes for repairs. In this batch of losses the underwriters represented by Johnson & Higgins will probably suffer most, as insurance on vessels of the Bessemer company's fleet and those managed by Pickands, Mather & Co. was placed through the New York brokers.
      The Marine Review
      August 5, 1897

      115. Built August 15, 1891 Whale Barge - Steel
U.S. No. 53268. 1169 gt - 1110 nt 256.0 x 36.0 x 18.9
      Stranded ob Pic Island, Lakw Superior, December 13, 1899.
      American Barge Co. Superior, Wis., Shipbuilding Master List
      Institute for Great Lakes Research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Barge 115 (Barge), U53268, 1897