The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Sandusky (Scow), sunk, 28 May 1896

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Lorain, O., May 29. -- The tug CASCADE lost the transfer scow SANDUSKY, laden with pig iron, while endeavoring to make this harbor yesterday. The scow sunk in 30 feet of water three miles from shore. Those on board were picked up by the tug. The scow was regularly engaged in carrying pig iron from the steel plant in Lorain to Cleveland. John Corrigan owned the craft.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      May 29, 1896
The barge TRANSFER, which sunk near Lorain Thursday, has been washed to a point about 300 feet from shore. She lies with her bottom above water and sufficiently raised to expose her wheel to view.
      The craft will be turned over to the Underwriters. The cargo of pig iron was also insured and will be recovered by the underwriters.
      Milwaukee Wisconsin
      June 1, 1896

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Reason: sunk
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Freight: pig iron
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.45282 Longitude: -82.18237
William R. McNeil
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Sandusky (Scow), sunk, 28 May 1896