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J. H. Rutter (Barge), U75504, storm damage, 27 Nov 1889

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Storm on the Lakes
Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 29. - Vessels caught out on Lake Huron during the heavy southeast gale of Tuesday night and Wednesday suffered severely. The barge J. H. RUTTER, in tow, lost her foremain and mizzenmasts; the steamer T. S. CHRISTIE and propeller CLARION are back here with shifted cargoes, and the tug KATE WILLIAMS went ashore above Point Edward. She was pulled off, but lost her smokestack and rudder. All arriving vessels report the gale as extremely severe. The wind has died away and some of the larger boats have gone up the the lake.
      Buffalo Evening News
      Friday, November 29, 1889

Schooner J.H. RUTTER. U. S. No. 75504. Of 1,224.36 Tons Gross; 1180.25 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich., 1873. Home port, Detroit. 212.1 x 35.9 x 14.0
      Merchant Vessel List of the U. S. A. for 1885

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Reason: storm damage
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Remarks: Repaired
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
William R. McNeil
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J. H. Rutter (Barge), U75504, storm damage, 27 Nov 1889