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Wales (Tug), leak, 27 Aug 1891


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TUG WALES IN TROUBLE.
Port Huron, Aug. 28. -- The tug WALES let go her tow out in Lake Huron last night and arrived here in a sinking condition. She is now at Sarnia being pumped out. Her tow is adrift outside and the wind is blowing a gale from the northwest.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Friday, August 28, 1891
     
     
     
      DRIFTING IN LAKE HURON.
When the tug WALES sprung a leak on Lake Huron she was obliged to cast the big lumber barge HOTCHKISS adrift. The barge soon thereafter commenced to break up, and her crew of seven men abandoned her and took to the boat, and after a hard struggle reached land near Port Blane, Ont. The decks of the barge broke up and the wreckage is now drifting around Lake Huron about ten miles off shore. The hull is supposed to have filled and sunk, and will prove a total loss. The HOTCHKISS was built at Collingwood in 1871 for a lumber concern which still retained the ownership. She measured 1,000 net tons, rated B 1½ and was valued at $20,000.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Wednesday, September 2, 1891



      Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
      In the gale of Thursday the Canadian tug WALES was caught on Georgian bay with the big barge L. HATCHKISS, lumber laden, in tow. The tug was compelled to abandon her tow. It is thought that the barge, which was also abandoned later by her crew, will prove a total loss. The barge registered 1,000 tons and was owned by the Muskoka Lumber Company.
      Marine Review
      September 3, 1891


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Reason: leak
Lives: nil
Remarks: Repaired
Date of Original:
1891
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22161
Language of Item:
English
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Wales (Tug), leak, 27 Aug 1891