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Old 04-18-2014, 09:30 AM
Keith Norrington Keith Norrington is offline
 
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Wayne: According to Way's Towboat Directory, the ECLIPSE (which towed the GOLDENROD between 1914-1917) was towing a gasoline barge out of Pittsburgh, for Atlantic Refining Company, on the night of December 8, 1917, when she struck the dike at the foot of Neville Island. The sinking caused a stove to overturn and the boat burned, with the crew escaping in yawls.
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