The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Urania (Tug), freshet, 10 Feb 1881

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Vessels Carried Into The lake.
Fairport, Feb. 10. -- The ice moved out of the river this morning between 5 and 6 o'clock, carrying everything before it. It struck the schooner M. O. KEYES, and then the tug URANIA, at the upper ore docks, and the barge JOSEPH at the coal dock of the Painesville & Youngstown railway, taking them along with it out in the lake. The KEYES and JOSEPH are in a bad condition, the KEYES having a hole stove in her side, and is held high and dry out of water by the ice working in under her. The JOSEPH filled with water and sank. The URANIA lies perfectly easy at present, and in good condition. It is thought that, when the current subsides, she can be easily brought inside. The three vessels lie just to the east of the east pier. It was thought that the railway bridge would certainly go, at one time.
      Cleveland Herald
      Friday, February 11, 1881

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Reason: freshet
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.75004 Longitude: -81.27399
William R. McNeil
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Urania (Tug), freshet, 10 Feb 1881