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John Smeaton (Barge), aground, 16 Nov 1901


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Marquette, Wis., Nov. 16. -- The large vessel yesterday reported ashore in Marquette bay proves to be the big Steel Trust tow-barge JOHN SMEATON on which no insurance is carried. The SMEATON was upbound without cargo and broke away from the steamer HARVARD. As she drifted landward in the northwest gale her anchors were dropped but they failed to hold, and she drifted ashore on a sandstone bottom, east of the mouth of Rock River and five miles from Au Train Station. She is said to lie in water only four feet deep within 100 feet of the shore and about 11500 feet from the deep-water line. The hull has the appearance of being hogged amidship. Owing to the lateness of the season it will be impossible to release the SMEATON before winter sets in, and at best she may not be floated until about June next. The SMEATON is one of the largest tow-barges afloat, having a gross measurement of 5040 tons, her keel length is 458 feet, beam 50 feet 2 inches, and depth 25 feet.
The wrecking tug FAVORITE left Cheboygan at 3 a. m. today, to attempt to release the SMEATON. Her hydraulic jacks will be put in service for that purpose.
      Duluth News Tribune
      November 16, 1901
     
     
     
Duluth, Dec. 10. -- The barge SMEATON, recently ashore, arrived today in tow of the steamer W. R. LINN and will be put in dry-dock as soon as there is room.
      Duluth news Tribune
      December 10, 1901


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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Remarks: Got off
Date of Original:
1901
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Local identifier:
McN.W.22848
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 46.54354 Longitude: -87.39542
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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John Smeaton (Barge), aground, 16 Nov 1901