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R. H. Becker (Scow), U56207, aground, 16 Nov 1881

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The scow R. H. BECKER is ashore at Newport, just north of Rowley's Bay, Lake Michigan. The vessel has on board a full cargo of wood, leaks, and lies in three feet of water. Johnson's Pier, a structure of cribs at which the BECKER was loading, is also on the beach, and it is inferred that the vessel in attempting to ride out the gale at the pier took it ashore with her.
      No attempt will be made to release the BECKER this fall, as she is in a sheltered position. The BECKER is owned by Theodore Plathner and Andrew Synder, of Milwaukee, and valued at $2,500. No insurance.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, November 17, 1881

Scow R.H. BECKER. U. S. No. 56207. Of 149.82 tons. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wood
Remarks: Got off
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  • Wisconsin, United States
    Latitude: 45.23582 Longitude: -86.979
William R. McNeil
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R. H. Becker (Scow), U56207, aground, 16 Nov 1881