Barge Sinks Below Leachtown in 1911

(05/30/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/18/1911.

Edith H's Barge Sunk

The Steamer Edith H had the misfortune to sink a large barge load of goods below the Leachtown lock last Friday night.  The barge was loaded with flour, feed, and merchandise of all sorts, much of which was perishable, and the loss is estimated at from $600.00 to $1,000.  A large snag or log, one end of which was buried in the ground, was the cause of the accident.


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