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Hercules (Barge), sunk by collision, 6 Jun 1883


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HERCULES
      Other names : none
      Official no. : 42217
      Type at loss : schooner-barge, wood
      Build info : 1867, Algonac, MI
      Specs : 139x25x8, 195 t.
      Date of loss : 1883, June 6
      Place of loss : in south bend of St. Clair R., near Algonac
      Lake : St. Clair R.
      Type of loss : collision
      Loss of life : none
      Carrying : ?
      Detail : She was upbound when the prop CLARION (qv), overtaking, collided with her in broad daylight. She drifted to the bank, capsized and sank. CLARION was found to be at fault. No record of her recovery, but this seems odd in such shallow water.
      Sources: st.
      Dave Swayze's File


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Notes:
Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Remarks: Total loss ?
Date of Original:
1883
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
McN.W.23368
Language of Item:
English
  • Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 42.61837 Longitude: -82.53102
Donor:
William R. McNeil
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Hercules (Barge), sunk by collision, 6 Jun 1883