Transfer (1872)
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Service History


The three masted schooner barge William McGregor was built in 1872, #80268, and was chartered for Atlantic Coast service in 1898. She later came back to the Lakes and became Milwaukee Western Fuel Co. barge Transfer - undocumented. Used in Milwaukee River to haul coal and finally abandoned in 1910."
Final Voyage


It is unclear what the Transfers final disposition was: Runge states that she was abandoned in 1910. Greenwood lists that "In 1912 it was removed from service by this owner and cut down for use as a scow and dock facing at Milwaukee, Wisconsin." Rail And Wire: "On Dec. 6th 1923, the barge Transfer, in the Power Plant coal service since 1911, made her last voyage. She was towed from K.K. coal yard to a point on Lake Michigan approximately 8 miles where the water has a depth of about 140 ft. Here she was cast adrift and was rammed three times on her starboard side by the tug, her side being punctured..."
 
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