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Crews finish effort to drain sunken barge found in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio — Crews have finished an effort to eliminate environmental threats from a sunken barge that apparently sat undiscovered in Lake Erie for nearly 80 years, The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday. Salvage crews recently pumped out hazardous, oil-based substances from the barge, though six of the eight tanks onboard were empty. The mixture of cargo and water removed ...

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Argo shipwreck find leaking petroleum

KELLEYS ISLAND — It wasn’t qualified to operate in the Great Lakes’ open waters, and when it did, the barge Argo was caught in a gale, capsized, and sank. Laden with as much as 200,000 gallons of petroleum, the 120-foot vessel was missing in Lake Erie for nearly 78 years before a shipwreck hunter from Lakeside, Ohio, found it two ...

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