The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
P. H. Birckhead (Propeller), U20400, aground, 26 Apr 1895

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The steam barge P. BIRCKHEAD, light from Tonawanda, and drawing but 11 feet, came up from Tonawanda Sunday and struck bottom just below the water works crib. Her shoe was torn off and rudder post badly wrecked. She was towed into port and wenr into dry-dock.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      April 29, 1895
Steam screw P.H. BIRCKHEAD. U. S. No. 20400. of 495 tons gross; 222 tons net. Built Marine City, Mich, 1870. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 156.8 x 27.9 x 11.8 Crew of 13. Of 400 indicated horsepower. Lake Freight.
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1904

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.88645 Longitude: -78.87837
William R. McNeil
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P. H. Birckhead (Propeller), U20400, aground, 26 Apr 1895