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M. P. Barkalow (Schooner), U90277, sunk, 26 Apr 1902

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Many boats were wrecked in the storm of Saturday ; the schooner BARKALOW from Marine City foundered on Lake Erie half-a-mile from Put-in-Bay... 3 lost. The schooner GRACE E. GRIBBLE foundered off Point Pelee and three were lost. The scow MAYFLOWER foundered on her way from Mount Clemens to Algonac. The crew escaped but the vessel is a total loss.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Monday, April 28, 1902

      Schooner BARKALOW foundered in Lake Erie half-a-mile from Put-in-Bay with the loss of three lives.
      Marine Record
      May 1, 1902
MOTICE TO MARINERS. -- Wreck of the schooner BARKALOW, sunk at anchor April 26, 1902 in the Western approaches to Put-in-Bay, lies in about 30 feet of water about one mile south of Rattlesnake Island and 1¼ miles west of Peach Orchard Point gas-buoy. This wreck is in range with South Bass Island Lighthouse and extreme west point of South Bass Island. It heads west with spars showing and is a little south of the general course through the channel.
      Marine Record
      June 12, 1902

The government dredge MAUNEE is employed in breaking up thehull of the schooner M.P. BARKALOW recently raised from the bottom of Lake Erie near Put-In-Bay.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Saturday, June 21, 1902
" this is the third disaster thus far this year. The schooners GRACE GRIBBLE and BARKALOW foundered in April and three lives were lost in each case.
      The part of the lake in the vicinity of the islands is particularly dangerous to navigators. The life saving station at Marblehead is stationed at a particularly dangerous place and time and time again, as is shown by the reports of the life saving department, vessels have been warned to keep off the shore.
      In this instance, however, the life savers at Marblehead knew nothing of the sinking of the DUNBAR until about 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon -- too late to aid in rescuing the crew.
      Communication with Put-In-Bay was very difficult, but so far as is known, nothing has been heard of the seven sailors." (part wreck of "George Dunbar" article)
      Sandusky Register
      Monday, June 30, 1902
Schr. M.P. BARKALOW. U. S. No. 90277. Of 121 gross tons; 115 tons net. Built Perry ,Ohio, 1871. Home port, Detroit. 104.2 x 22.7 x 8.2
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S,. 1899

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Lives: 3
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.65838 Longitude: -82.81658
William R. McNeil
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M. P. Barkalow (Schooner), U90277, sunk, 26 Apr 1902