The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Severn (Barge), aground, 1880

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Captain Donaldson, who has been working at the ISAAC MAY and SEVERN ashore at Byng Inlet, has got the SEVERN off, and expects to have the MAY afloat in a short time. It is said that the vessels are not injured.
      Cleveland Herald
      Thursday, April 7, 1881

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Detroit Post & Tribune; The steambarge ISAAC MAY, which has been on the rocks at Byng Inlet, arrived down on Saturday in tow of the tug PRINCE ALFRED, supported by four pontoons. The MAY's bottom is in such bad condition that she will not float long enough to go into the dry dock. Mr. Donley, who is in charge of the job of raising the barge, will have divers go down, and, after placing some planks on her bottom, spread a sail under her in such a way that she may be pumped out and docked. The MAY looks very bad, her stern being much chafed by rubbing against the barge SEVERN, which was on the rock with her.
      Cleveland Herald
      Tuesday, May 24, 1881

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Reason: aground
Remarks: Got off
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.770555 Longitude: -80.546111
William R. McNeil
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Severn (Barge), aground, 1880