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J. F. Warner (Barge), U12768, waterlogged, 13 Oct 1890

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The uninsured barge J. F. WARMER, lumber laden, waterlogged at Alpena yesterday. Heavy seas washed over her the entire day and last night the vessel broke in two. She is a total loss.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 14, 1890

The cargo of the barge WARNER, reported lost on Lake Huron, is insured in the agencies handled by Smith, Davis & Co.
      Buffalo Evening News
      October 16, 1890
      The steambarge WILLIAM COWIE caught fire near Bay City Sunday and burned to the water's edge. The crew escaped but lost all their personal property. The COWIE was built in 1868 at Marine City and insured for $7,000. She was owned by Charles C. Henning and John Schaltberger of Saginaw who lost the barge WARNER in Thunder Bay without insurance.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Tuesday, November 25, 1890
Schooner JOHN F. WARNER. U. S. No. 12768. Of 200.94 tons. Home port, Chicago, Ill.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1869

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Reason: waterlogged
Freight: lumber
Remarks: Total loss
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  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.06168 Longitude: -83.43275
William R. McNeil
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J. F. Warner (Barge), U12768, waterlogged, 13 Oct 1890