Nellie McGilvery (Barge), U52856, sunk, 18 Sep 1882
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The barge N. McGILVERY, which cleared here light on the 15th light for Ashland, Wis., struck the head pier at the Portage Ship Canal a few days ago smashing a hole in her bow and went to the bottom. Sept. 23
The barge N. McGILVERY, which has been sunk in the Portage River for the month past, and has impeded navigation considerably, was blown up by the authorities of the Portage River Improvement Company. All attempts to raise her having failed and her owners having abandoned her.
Bay City Tribune
October 20, 1882
The schooner ANNIE McGILVRAY, which has been sunk in the channel of the Portage River for a month past and has impeded navigation considerably, was Thursday afternoon blown up by the authorities of the Portage River Improvement Co., all attempts to raise her having failed and her owners having abandoned her.
Port Huron Daily Times
Saturday, October 21, 1882
TOTAL LOSSES, 1882
[Inter Ocean Casualty List]
Sept. 18. -- Barge NELLIE McGILVRAY, in Portage Harbor. Crew saved.
J.W. Hall Great Lakes Marine Scrapbook, December, 1882
Barge NELLIE McGILVRA. U. S. No. 52856. Of 427.60 gross tons. Home port, Cleveland.
Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1885
Barge NELLIE McGILVRAY. Of 427 tons. Built at Black Rock by H. Williams in 1870. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. REMARKS -- Scow Botton. To be repaired.
Association of Lake Underwriters
Vessel Classification, 1876
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Michigan, United States
- William R. McNeil
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