The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sophia Smith (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1874
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The barge SOPHIA SMITH which ran aground near Point Mouilli last November, having broken loose from her tow while bound up light, is to be raised. Capt. Frank Hackett and P. C, LaLiberty of this town have made a contract to raise her and the tug MINNIE MORTON is going out with several men to commence operations. The SMITH is owned by Barledge of Detroit
      Amherstburg Echo
      April 23, 1875
The MINNIE MORTON has been at work the past week trying to get the barge SOPHIA SMITH off the beach about 12 miles below this town and on Wednesday afternoon she, after considerable trouble, succeeded in reaching her and towing her to Kevill's wharf here. The barge is badly damaged and will be taken to Detroit shortly and entirely rebuilt.
      Amherstburg Echo
      May 7, 1875

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.01643 Longitude: -83.18298
William R. McNeil
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Sophia Smith (Barge), aground, 1 Nov 1874