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Montreal (Barge), C, aground, 1 Aug 1883

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The cargo of 18,000 bushels of wheat on the barge MONTREAL, ashore in the St. lawrence River, was shipped from this port on the schooner TYPO, and was insured through for about $25,000, which is divided between the agencies of Smith & Davis, Crosby & Demick and Worthington & Sill. A tug, barge and elevator are at work on the barge, and about 3,000 bushels of the cargo has been saved in good order, but the remainder is wet, the bage having five feet of water in her hold.
      Also [later]
      The barge MONTREAL, which, with a cargo of Milwaukee wheat, went ashore near Alexandria Bay, has been got afloat. The cargo is all destroyrd and the barge is nuch damaged.
      J.W. Hall Great Lakes marine Scrapbook, August, 1883.

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Reason: aground
Lives: nil
Freight: wheat
Remarks: Got off
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  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 44.33588 Longitude: -75.91773
William R. McNeil
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Montreal (Barge), C, aground, 1 Aug 1883