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No. 104 (Barge), U53257, aground, 10 Nov 1898

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The whaleback barge 104 which pounded against the Cleveland breakwater and sank, has entirely disappearwd. Only the bell and several frames have been found.
      Port Huron daily Times
      Monday, November 14, 1898

      104. Built Feb. 6, 1890 Whaleback Barge - Steel
U. S. No. 53257 1295 gt - 1230 nt 276.0 x 36.0 x ----
Stranded near Cleveland, Ohio, lake Erie, on November 10, 1898
      American Barge Co., Superior, Master Shipbuilding List
      Institute for Great Lakes research
      Perrysburg, Ohio.
Barge 104. U. S. No. 53257. Of 1295.44 tons gross; 1230.69 tons net. Built Duluth, Minn., 1890. Home port, Buffalo, N.Y. 276.5 x 36.1 x 18.9
      Merchant Vessel List, U. S., 1892

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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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No. 104 (Barge), U53257, aground, 10 Nov 1898