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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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Reason: sunk
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss
Date of Original:
1882
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22309
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.98215 Longitude: -88.44068
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Nellie McGilvery (Barge), U52856, sunk, 18 Sep 1882