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Margaret R. Goffe (Schooner), U17738, sunk by collision, 17 May 1893

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The barge IRON CLIFF, bound down in tow of the steamer IRON CHIEF, struck the barge M.R. GOFFE and sunk her below Stag Island on Wednesday. The accident caused by the captain of the IRON CLIFF mistaking the lights on the GOFFE for those of his tow barge. He steered for them and discovered his mistake too late to avert the accident. The GOFFE lies decks to at anchor with her bows all broken in. She was loaded with cedar ties for the Cleveland Cedar Co. and is owned by Capt. Thomas Fish of port Huron.
      Port Huron Daily Times
      Wednesday, May 24, 1893
Schooner MARGARET R. GOFFE. U.S. No. 17738. Of 178.78 tons gross; 264.85 tons net. Built at St. Clair, Mich., in 1862. Home port, Port Huron, Mich. 135.8 x 25.1 x 10.7
      Merchant Vessel List, U.S., 1891
NOTE:-- The GOFFE is not listed in the 1894 Merchant Vessels List, U.S.

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Reason: sunk by collision
Lives: nil
Freight: cedar ties
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.882777 Longitude: -82.463888
William R. McNeil
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Margaret R. Goffe (Schooner), U17738, sunk by collision, 17 May 1893