The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Merrimac (Barge), aground, 1875

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WRECKING. -- The tug J. J. HAGERMAN, with steam pumps, left Milwaukee the 25th, for Kenosha, to render assistance to the scow SUPPLY, ashore there. The vessel settled down in the sand in about five feet of water.
      The barges E. F. GOULD and SOPHIA SMITH, which stranded on the rocks at Point au Barques, Lake Huron, last September, remain about as they were left at the close of navigation. The steamer W. E. QUIMBY, and tugs and lighters from Bay City made an attempt to get the GOULD off last week, but failed. A portion of the vessel lies in three feet of water, and she is firmly pinioned to the reef by the rocks through her bottom. The SMITH is not worth saving, and will be left to follow the fate of her consorts, the SHELDON and MERRIMAC, which went to pieces last fall.
      Cleveland Herald
      Saturday, May 27, 1876

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Merrimac (Barge), aground, 1875