Historic Fleet Gallery Feature --
Eugene J. Buffington Grounding
The images below show the Eugene J. Buffington after
it struck Boulder Reef on Lake Michigan June 23, 1942. The Buffington broke in
two and sank. She was raised 25 days later and taken to Harbor Springs, MI and
then to the American Ship Building Co. at South Chicago, IL for repairs.
Pictures by William H. Newcomb, from the John
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