H.B. (1890, Schooner-barge) Year of Build: 1890 Official Number: 96862
CONSTRUCTION AND OWNERSHIP
Built at: Montreal, QUE
Vessel Type: Schooner-barge
Hull Materials: Wood
Number of Decks: 1
Builder Name: D. Tait
Number of Masts: 3
Length: 171′ Beam: 34′ Depth: 13′ Tonnage (gross): 541
Off Main Duck Island Lake Ontario.
Date: 17 Oct 1912
Final Cargo: Coal.
Notes: Bound Oswego, NY – Montreal, QUE, broke loose of tug WILLIAM PROCTOR in storm & wrecked; 5 lives of 7 lost.
Syracuse Herald New York 1912-10-17 #
FOUR DROWNED AS BARGE SINKS IN LAKE ONTARIO.
Special to The Syracuse Herald.
Watertown, Oct. 17. — Four persons lost their lives this morning off the Galloup Island Light, about twenty miles out in Lake Ontario, Sackett’s Harbor, shortly after midnight, when the barge
H. B. went to the bottom.
The four were:
J. D. SCHAMP.
FRED LAHANCE, all Canadians.
ALICE DERUSHA, the 16 year old daughter of the captain, JOHN DERUSHA, of the H. B.
The ill-fated barge, with two others, was being towed from Oswego to Ogdensburg, loaded with coal. The tow line broke during a heavy wind storm and the barges Menominee and H. B. went adrift. In a short time the H. B. went down and those mentioned were with her.
This morning the steamer Nicaragua sighted the Menominee and the tug Proctor with the barge Buckley and towed the tug and Buckley to Cape Vincent. Then she returned to get the Menominee, but before reaching her picked up Captain DERUSHA and his son ELMER, who had been floating on a hatchway since the line parted.
As they started for the Menominee that boat went down, but her crew was saved.